[pacman-dev] [patch] hide pmdepend_t behind alpm_depcmp

Nagy Gabor ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Tue Oct 23 21:13:33 EDT 2007

The following may be surprising: I don't really like this patch.
I started to work on that, and after I had done ~50% of the job, I
realized that it is not so good as I expected. But when you did ~%50%
of the job you won't stop and drop away the result... (see Concorde
-- but sometimes this is the best decision) ;-)
My main goal was to simplify the code. This goal was (imho) reached.
BUT there are other things I don't like in pacman code, too:
For example, functions share too few results. And my patch joined
alpm_splitep + alpm_depcmp -- which is not good. Before my patch the
depcmp-caller split the dependency, then it could call alpm_depcmp 5000
times on the splited dep (upgrade-requiredby fro example). After my
patch alpm_splitdep is called 5000 times too, which is totally needless.
But at least I found some small bugs while I worked on that; so I
got some benefits too ;-)
Bye, ngaba

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