[pacman-dev] some limitations of the current front-end, new -D option

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 11:55:04 EDT 2007

On 9/14/07, Miklos Vajna <vmiklos at frugalware.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 04:57:50PM +0200, Nagy Gabor <ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu> wrote:
> > Well, I was wrong. -D is not used anymore, however -T is still hidden. And there
> > must be hidden args, since makepkg is a srcipt (I recognized this after my mail,
> > since I've never read its "source"; then why do we work on alpm library, if only
> > pacman uses it ?:-).
> rewriting makepkg in C is not a good idea imho

I would agree. I'm sure we might be able to refactor a few small parts
out, but in general, using bash is intentional, as PKGBUILDs are
already in bash syntax. Basically we're getting the whole complex
lexer/parser for free just by using bash.

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