distfile belongs to?

Ade Lovett ade at FreeBSD.org
Tue Dec 5 17:08:46 PST 2006

On Dec 05, 2006, at 13:59 , Doug Barton wrote:

> Wesley Shields wrote:
>>> @comment DISTFILE:$filename:$size:$md5:$sha256
> I think that's good, the other information might come in handy down
> the road. One thing you might want to consider is to put the md5 sum
> at the end, since at some point down the road (maybe years from now,
> but still ...) we're likely to drop md5 altogether.

Better still would be:

@comment DISTFILE:<filename>[':' <key>=<value>]*

eg:  DISTFILE:foo:SIZE=1234:MD5=...:SHA256=...

Relying on the specific position of an item in a delimited list  
almost always comes back and bites in painful spots later on down the  
way.  Minimal extra parsing required by consumers, and bits and  
pieces can be added/removed almost at will.


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