[HEADS UP] rpm-4.12.90 in rawhide

Björn Persson Bjorn at xn--rombobjrn-67a.se
Thu Jul 30 10:21:57 UTC 2015


Neal Gompa wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 5:37 AM, Florian Festi <ffesti at redhat.com>
> wrote:
> > Also we still need to settle to a final syntax for the operators
> > [1]. Unfortunately there is no consensus among the other packaging
> > formats what to use. Right now rpm accepts 3 different styles:
> >  * AND OR IF ELSE
> >  * & | ? :
> >  * && || ? :
> > But the final release will only support on of them. As soon as the
> > alpha stops eating babies that's a discussion we need to have.
> 
> ​Is there a reason why we can't maintain all three kinds?

Languages that support many alternative syntax variants tend to get
difficult to read. Different programmers will use different syntaxes
and then have trouble reading each other's code. It's a lot of pain for
very little gain.

Björn Persson
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