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bug#26264: [PATCH 0/1] Use '@' to separate name, version in package-full
bug#26264: [PATCH 0/1] Use '@' to separate name, version in package-full-name
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:57:06 +0200
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(I'm tempted to CC bug #26239 to mirror this discussion there, but I'm
not sure if debbugs would DTRT.)
On 26/03/17 14:25, Alex Sassmannshausen wrote:
> There are several other approaches that could be taken:
> * change the behaviour of package-full-name by default to use '@'.
This is the tabula-rasa (well, ʕノ•ᴥ•ʔノ ︵ ┻━┻) approach I took myself.
> This would result in significant semantic changes in different places
> in Guix, where '-' is expected.
Could you expand on what these are?
My assumptions were:
- This touches mainly (only? but then I don't use fancy things
like emacs-guix) UI messages, or I missed it.
- If someone's scripts do rely on parsing this kind of output, they're
living on borrowed time, and will need to fix their scripts anyway.
- ‘-’'s been deprecated for quite a long while, and the next
core-updates cycle is a good time to purge the last remnants of it.
Of course, this patch is about 2 cycles old by now...
- If we're rebuilding the whole world for this we should get it right.
These assumptions may well be wrong (hence the call for feedback).
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