Brainstorm: <stage>

Lee Saferite dsaferite at internet.lu
Sun Mar 31 07:24:04 PST 2002


On Sun, 31 Mar 2002 12:51:02 +0200
Neven Has <haski at sezampro.yu> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 30, 2002 at 09:36:09AM +0100, Lee Saferite wrote:
> > > > <stage>
> > > >    <stageinfo>
> > > 
> > > Maybe we should use just <info> here? This element will _always_
> > > be right after <stage>, so it looks a bit unnecessary to use
> > > <stageinfo>? And also, concatenating two different words like
> > > that, without any separator, or at least a capital letter is a bit
> > > ugly too?
> > 
> > Well, I was under the impresssion we couldn't have two 'different'
> > elements with the same name.  the element for <package> and <stage>
> > would contain different info, no?
> 
> Well yes, but <info> would be just a container, a parent element
> grouping other elements. So it's different, I think.
> 
> But I'm fine with <stageinfo> too, I don't find this that important
> issue.

It is a container, but for the DTD you specify WHAT it can/cannot
contain. Hence the need for two of them.

> 
> > > I'll vote for <environment> here. It's a long word, but IMO, much
> > > more descriptive and nicer.
> > > 
> > > Also, I think that we need a default mode for it. Simple setting
> > > for example? And then mode="add" (or "append" ?) to override the
> > > default.
> > 
> > I agree, the long name is better. and I just forgot to specify a
> > default.  I would think the best one is add. (or append)
> 
> Mark was also going for that, which makes the score 2:1 for append. ;)
> 
> I was suggesting simple setting since it's a more basic operation - a
> simple VAR=value. With appending, you have to do VAR=$VARvalue which
> is another step and more typing, so I though it would be somehow
> natural to make the user have to add mode="append" for that, to
> correspond to it, in a way.
> 
> Also, a simple setting of the variables is used more in LFS (still,
> I think), which shouldn't be a big "decider" (can't find a better word
> :), but should be considered IMO.
> 

Err, ok, maybe I got the term wrong.  I 'THOUGHT' the set would create a
new environment with nothing in it. and add/append would add variable to
the current environmet.> 
> Neven
> 
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