Proposal for another category in INDEX: common_deps

youshi10 at youshi10 at
Fri Jul 20 19:46:35 UTC 2007

On Fri, 20 Jul 2007, Mark Linimon wrote:

> 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.
> mcl

      I agree in most cases, but what if the view of the initial problem is not correct or the conditions have evolved?

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