Proposal: further OptionsNG improvements

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at
Tue Jun 18 16:26:12 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 11:00:37PM +0700, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> Hi there,
> Now as I understand old-skool OPTIONS knob support is removed, can we do
> something about ugliness of newish OPTIONS_DEFINE[_arch]/OPTIONS_DEFAULT
> [_arch] pair of knobs?
> I am thinking about the following syntax (using now free-again OPTIONS
> knob, instead of several OPTIONS_DEFINE/OPTIONS_DEFAULT definitions):
>   OPTIONS=	FOO:on BAR ASM/i386,amd64:on,powerpc ...
> Ditto for OPTIONS_RADIO et al.  This will also be kind of reminiscent to
> existing USE_AUTOCONF and recently added USES knob.
Should be USE_AUTOTOOLS of course, sorry.  Per-architecture syntax can be
quite flexible, depeding on what's easier to parse:

	ASM/i386,amd64:on,powerpc		or
	ASM/i386:off,amd64:on,powerpc:off	or
	ASM/powerpc,{i386,amd64}:on		etc.


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