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

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 05:25:33 EDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 03:13:33AM +0200, Nagy Gabor wrote:
> 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 ;-)

I like the simplification it gives, but we indeed lose flexibility in the
same time. That may not be a big deal however.

But if your patch is rejected, then you should probably also provide one
separate patch with only the small bug fixes.

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