Subject: Re: Moving some script magic out of bsd.pkg.mk
To: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/06/2000 04:00:15
On Thu, 6 Jan 2000, David Brownlee wrote:
> I was not aware of that - what did we move out?
Documentation - packages.7.
> > I know not enough about how make(1) works internally, but unless there's
> > some hard prove this really buys us anything, i would prefer not to open
> > this can of worms.
> A good example could be the code to generate README.html - its one
> shell command (with an embedded awk script), 49 lines, with no
> comments (due to the \ restriction). We could pull that out into a
> small, well documented shell script, which would take options on
> the command line and/or environment.
I still don't see the benefit there.
This seems change for change's sake here.
(If you feel bored, we have enough pkg related PRs open... :-)
> The gain in splitting into 'modules':
> Scripts are easier to work on, could be run manually if wanted.
All this is true now, too.
And just by distributing bsd.pkg.mk into several files doesn't it make a
smaller mess than it is right now.
> The logic in the main .mk file is easier to follow.
I don't believe that.
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