[Slackbuilds-users] OPTIONAL field [was: qemu/spice-gtk and usbredir]

Andrzej Telszewski atelszewski at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 12:09:03 UTC 2016

On 07/11/16 12:38, David Spencer wrote:
>> [opt] libass, [env] ASS=yes|no [/opt], for ASS support,
>> > [opt] libbluray, [env] BLURAY=yes|no [/opt], for BLURAY support,
>> > [opt] libiec61883, libavc1394, [env] IEC61883=yes|no [/opt], for IEC61883
> * No parser exists for this language that you have just invented. Some
> poor fool would have to write that. And it's one of the context
> senstive languages (like HTML) that can't be parsed with regular
> expressions -- see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chomsky_hierarchy

Subject for improvement.

> * It's too complicated for newbies.

They might, but don't have to use it, as I suggested.

> * It's going to look ugly in the README, and that really does matter.

Subject for improvement :-)

> * It's incomplete: there are packages with option formats that this
> language can't describe. Look at grass. Yet again, I repeat: don't
> propose a solution until you have checked whether it works in the real
> world. You're only ever looking at ffmpeg :(
> -D.

As above :-)
I also suggested that, if it gets to complicated, you don't use it.
Handling simple cases is already an improvement.

Best regards,
Andrzej Telszewski

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