On Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:18:32 -0400
"William L. Thomson Jr." <wlt...@o-sinc.com> wrote:

> 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.

Excuse me but what is your goal here? I stated the rationale for that
particular change. Your disagreement won't change why it was done.

I know that some Gentoo developers find that very hard to comprehend
but in most of the cases, the people directly involved in it happen to
know the rationale. Rationale is *why X did Y*, not *why I think that X
did Y, as long as it contradicts what X says*.

Best regards,
Michał Górny

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