[Rpm-maint] Section end markers
lkardos at redhat.com
Tue Apr 5 14:02:33 UTC 2016
Because there were no objections I added optional end markers upstream
in commit .
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Neal Gompa" <ngompa13 at gmail.com>
> To: "Lubos Kardos" <lkardos at redhat.com>
> Cc: rpm-maint at lists.rpm.org
> Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2016 2:01:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [Rpm-maint] Section end markers
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 11:10 AM, Lubos Kardos <lkardos at redhat.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I went through the bug #564613  and now I am considering add section end
> > markers to rpm spec syntax. I would add only optional end markers to
> > preserve
> > backward compatibility i. e. if the end marker is not used then the end of
> > a section is where the next section starts. So the parsing of the spec
> > without
> > end markers would be same as it is now. But before doing a change like this
> > I want to know opinion and get comments from a wider audience.
> > The similar problem to the one described in the bug #564613  is also in
> > the bug #1315813  and I also saw some requests for adding end markers on
> > our irc channel.
> > Lubos
> So, I just saw this, and I'll say that having optional section end
> markers would be quite useful, especially in more clearly defining the
> constructs in more complex packages. But breaking the existing spec
> parsing capability is (probably) a bad idea, so preserving the
> existing structure while offering the new capability is definitely
> 真実はいつも一つ！/ Always, there's only one truth!
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