On Monday, October 17, 2016 6:08:41 PM EDT Michał Górny wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:48:53 -0400
> "William L. Thomson Jr." <wlt...@o-sinc.com> wrote:
> > On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:18:51 AM EDT Kent Fredric wrote:
> > > There's a lot of "but what if you care!??!" things, perhaps this may be
> > > an important one to you, but some people care a lot about LICENSE and
> > > some people just don't.
> > 
> > Yes, and some care about what repo it comes from. Which is why portage now
> > shows you what repo it comes from as part of merge output. This is really
> > no different.
> No.
> Portage shows the repo it comes from because it is necessary for
> the package specification to be unique, i.e. two repositories can
> provide the same version of the same package.

It does not have to show it for that function. Showing the repo is a visual 
thing for the user during merge output. Portage does not have to have ANY 
output to do its job. Visual output is a user thing.

Even if it needed and used internally, someone choose to change the outputted 
format as it did not contain the repo name in past merging. It may have been 
easier to just pass it along as it exists in code, but not sure if the format 
is exactly the same in code.

William L. Thomson Jr.

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