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[bug#34040] [PATCH 1/2] refresh: Suggest input changes when updating.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#34040] [PATCH 1/2] refresh: Suggest input changes when updating.
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2019 14:53:15 +0100
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Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> Alternately, we could change ‘input-changes’ to ‘inputs’, which would be
>>>> absolute, not relative, and thus ‘package-update’ would take care of
>>>> calling ‘changed-inputs’ etc.
>>> That would also work, but I think I prefer an updater to report changes
>>> rather than a new list of inputs.
>> OTOH if we return a complete list of inputs, then we don’t have to worry
>> about the cost of ‘changed-inputs’ since that would only be called on
>> demand; also there’d be a single call site for ‘changed-inputs’.
> The potentially expensive part is to get the inputs, though.  Getting a
> list of new inputs means that the importer needs to be run.  For CRAN
> packages this requires downloading the tarball and unpacking parts of
> it.

Oh right.  Then perhaps <upstream-updater> could have a separate
‘inputs’ field, which would be either #f or that procedure to fetch the
list of inputs for the given package.  Does that make sense?

(I’m thinking out loud…)


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