Proposal for another category in INDEX: common_deps

Mark Linimon linimon at
Fri Jul 20 19:43:18 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jul 20, 2007 at 12:40:02PM -0700, youshi10 at wrote:
> >> the INDEX files -- so many that I think that items common to both
> >> build_deps and run_deps should be isolated and put into a new category
> >> called 'common_deps':
> >
> >How will this benefit us?
> >
> >Doug
> Reduce amount of processed text. If you read the log I posted there are a 
> large number of what I refer to as 'excess characters'. These are the
> duplicate characters in both BUILD_DEPENDS and RUN_DEPENDS.

IMHO the change in file format (and resulting POLA problems) outweighs
the benefits of the faster scan.  I'd rather see us audit the ports and
try to eliminate unneeded entries in each.


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