recommended "dependencies?"

Mike Roberts zoarre.37258548 at
Fri Feb 16 10:41:32 PST 2007

In article <5B71A766-009F-4C03-9148-283CC4A538C6 at>,
 Kevin Ballard <eridius at> wrote:

> This seems extremely verbose to me. 

i don't think the verbosity is the issue, it's what he's trying to 
communicate. besides, expressiveness can be optimized and i doubt this 
would be the first cumbersome idiom introduced into a portfile.

> Is there any benefit to be gained  
> from doing this?

i thought randall addressed that rather well at the end of the post 
you've quoted. am i misunderstanding something?


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