[CHANGE PROPOSAL] Moving WWW from pkg-descr to Makefile

Jos Backus jos at catnook.com
Fri Oct 5 16:24:59 UTC 2012

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 9:18 AM, Eitan Adler <lists at eitanadler.com> wrote:

> On 5 October 2012 12:08, Jos Backus <jos at catnook.com> wrote:
> > How about storing this metada in a YAML-encoded file? The Ruby people use
> > YAML for lots of things. libyaml is MIT licensed.
> No objections per se to this.  I do believe there were some concerns
> about increasing the number of inodes the ports tree uses though.
> Here's a revolutionary idea. Store the Makefile in YAML and change make to
also understand it in that format. Then the Makefile could easily contain
all other kinds of metadata as well, AND it would make it possible for
other tools to parse/modify Makefiles. Double win :-)

Jos Backus
jos at catnook.com

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