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authorJoey Hess <>2011-12-07 14:08:41 -0400
committerJoey Hess <>2011-12-07 15:07:49 -0400
commit83a233af6f938bcd50745b35fabb15788293452e (patch)
tree16185edf2db8c992cb3e31d39c9b6956a6e3142e /man
parent46ecfad5fed9e0e4ef179f5ec531f996400669b7 (diff)
executable config files. bleh, argh
Debhelper config files may be made executable programs that output the desired configuration. No further changes are planned to the config file format; those needing powerful syntaxes may now use a programming language of their choice. In many bugs I see a tendency of users wanting debhelper configuration files to have their pet feature from some programming language. So I choose to short-circuit this process by taking it to its logical conclusion, and without the bother of developing a new language myself. [ Is this consistent with my boycott/disinterest in integrating features features first developed in Ubuntu? Yes. Instead of blocking the issue of multiarch needing variable expansions, I have stepped back and let anyone make whatever mess they desire while not forcing that mess on the rest of us. ]
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