Subject: Re: Overhauling PLIST command set
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/29/2005 19:45:11
On Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 07:49:53PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> Is there a pressing need to remove them? I guess keeping them for backward 
> compatibility won't hurt.

Of course there will be backward compat, for a time -- so that you can
still install old binary packages.
However, I want to discourage the use of @exec, so I'd like to drop
support for it during the generation of new binary packages (i.e. in
PLIST files in pkgsrc). Of course, I plan to sweep for this.

> Esp. for @option, IIRC it can be useful to some that need the 
> functionality provided - don't remove that.

Can you point me to a user of @option?