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Mon Feb 12 09:12:05 PST 2007
In article <C4CACC2C-7B55-45B7-9595-B5EADFCE3A39 at macports.org>,
Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
> First, I would say that a variant name should not include a hyphen.
> That's problematic. Use an underscore if you want to separate words.
thanks. i'll keep that in mind.
> Then, I would say that you should have either an +rtf variant, or a
> +no_rtf variant, but never both. (What would it do if you did not
> specify any variant?)
specifying both would have to be disallowed.
my proposal is that the lack of a variant would be an indication that
the user has no preference and a port-specific default can be used.
> I have never used the variants.conf file so I have no comment on that
> feature. Well, maybe I do: the comment would be that variants vary
> from port to port, so I can't see any usefulness in a global way to
> specify variants that should be used for all ports.
global variants such as darwin_8 exist and seem to be useful. their
usefulness diminishes beyond those few pre-defined names but i don't
believe this has to be the case.
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