[pacman-dev] Alternatives system brainstorm
Daan van Rossum
d.r.vanrossum at gmx.de
Mon Oct 28 13:29:44 UTC 2019
* on Monday, 2019-10-28 23:08 +1000, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Yes - all alternatives are symlinks. Symlinks are key-value pairs.
> Include directories can be symlinked too.
> > I imagine there may be exceptional situations where the extra power will be nice to have in the future.
> Do you have a plausible example where a list of symlinks is not enough?
# pacman -Fl lua lua52 | grep include
Each of the lua header files lives in /usr/include. A function can symlink all files in a directory using wildcards. Would you not need at least some form of wildcard support in a list of key-value pairs?
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