Subject: Re: proposal of how to deal with missing header files supplied by nbcompat
To: David Laight <>
From: Dieter Baron <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/06/2005 18:40:36
On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 09:00:49PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 09:52:51PM +0100, Roland Illig wrote:
> > 
> > One thing I'm not quite sure is how to name the variables. 
> > LIBNBCOMPAT_NEEDED is not the worst choice, but that name alone doesn't 
> > tell _what_ is needed. If I said LIBNBCOMPAT_NEEDED=yes, this would also 
> > sound reasonable. So I prefer LIBNBCOMPAT_NEEDED_FEATURES, even if that 
> > name is a little longer. Same for NCURSES_NEEDED_FEATURES.
> Does that make any difference?
> Better might be
> where xxx and yyy are functions that (it is known) have to come from
> libncompat (etc).
> At least then you might have half a clue as to what doesn't work where.

  That was my suggestion (only separated by spaces rather than commas
to ease processing).  I think Roland intended the same.