[arch-dev-public] Add guile support to make-4.0?
allan at archlinux.org
Sun Oct 13 22:22:41 EDT 2013
On 10/10/13 10:14, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 10/10/13 00:24, Dave Reisner wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 09, 2013 at 07:36:12PM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>>> make-4.0 has this new feature:
>>> * New feature: GNU Guile integration
>>> This version of GNU make can be compiled with GNU Guile integration.
>>> GNU Guile serves as an embedded extension language for make.
>>> See the "Guile Function" section in the GNU Make manual for details.
>>> Currently GNU Guile 1.8 and 2.0+ are supported. In Guile 1.8 there is no
>>> support for internationalized character sets. In Guile 2.0+, scripts
>>> can be
>>> encoded in UTF-8.
>>> I'd like to enable it so we can hang with the cool kids... Building
>>> make against guile means we will need to bring it to [core] along with
>>> its dependencies gc and libunistring. Using optdepends is not an option.
>>> Any objections to this?
>> This seems pretty useless. Is there an immediate want/need for this
> Not really. But it won't be long before some project uses it and I get
> bug reports. And given this is the major new feature for this release,
> it would be a shame to not add it.
> How about just compiling make against guile and leaving guile and
> friends in [extra]? I care if make breaks, but not so much about the
> guile integration.
Was there any objections about that? Do we care about repo hierarchy
for depends? The integrity check emails suggest not for
[extra]/[community], but I guess [core] is different.
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