On Mon, 10 Dec 2007 11:42:38 -0800
Donnie Berkholz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> You've made these assertions about confusion and breakage, and I
> would like to understand the reasoning behind them. I don't
> understand how it would be different than any other SLOT, because
> they're already a string. USE_EXPAND doesn't allow for the
> possibility of multiple SLOTs installed at once, which is a feature I
> would like.

Conceptually a branch is not a slot (nor is it a version). Reusing an
existing package manager concept for a second, unrelated concept leads
to excessively complicated handling rules and a general nasty mess.

If there's desire for the package manager to be aware of branches, it
should be a separate proposal using a concept specifically designed
for that purpose. Branches exist without SCM, and SCM exists without
branches, and neither have anything to do with slots or use flags.

Ciaran McCreesh

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