Michael Orlitzky posted on Sat, 12 Aug 2017 05:58:41 -0400 as excerpted:

> On 08/12/2017 04:39 AM, Paweł Hajdan, Jr. wrote:
>> There are use-cases for --changed-use / --newuse other than changed
>> IUSE.
>> I find it useful to easily rebuild affected packages when changing USE
>> flags in make.conf. If the flags were removed, would we have a good
>> alternative?
> I simply overlooked the global USE change in make.conf because IMO it's
> a nonsense operation


How so?  Are you arguing that deciding to system-wide switch to/from 
pulseaudio, systemd, or gstreamer is nonsense?

If so, I suspect many gentooers including myself strongly disagree.  If 
not, I'd be interested in what you propose as an alternative to changing 
the appropriate USE flag systemwide, for what is after all a systemwide 

Just seems to me an extremely surprising and unexpected argument, so I'd 
like to understand more of the reasoning behind it.  I'll very likely 
learn something, as invariably the answer to questions I find myself 
compelled to ask due to what appears to me a transparently obvious 
different answer, reveal an angle I hadn't previously considered, 
sometimes changing my mind entirely. =:^)

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