[aur-general] TU application for sudoforge

Brett Cornwall ainola at archlinux.org
Tue Feb 8 00:07:30 UTC 2022

On 2022-02-07 13:33, Ben Denhartog via aur-general wrote:
>>> - buildozer
>> This seems to not use the AUR bazelisk package for building, but a
>> release from github? Why doesn't it use the AUR package?
>I like to keep things simple for users. For AUR packages, that means trying to avoid depending on other AUR packages, as in my experience, most utilities that people use cannot resolve them, especially if they are building in a chroot.

It's more important to be correct than convenient. Downloading the 
builder is not appropriate here.

>> I myself try to avoid using "advanced" (or hard to read) bash in
>> PKGBUILDs such as here
>> https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/PKGBUILD?h=buildozer#n44
>Perhaps it is because I use parameter substitution in shell scripts regularly, I don't find that to be particularly hard to read. I understand that it could cause users who are not familiar with parameter substitution to scratch their heads, though, and think that's a fair comment and something that could be changed.

This is not a matter of understanding but of readability. I'm with Ben 
here: It's better to be clear than clever.
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