[development] Confused: package value of info files

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Dec 21 15:22:54 UTC 2006

Quoting Cog Rusty <cog.rusty at gmail.com>:

> I was thinking about a control scheme which might help minimize the
> confusion with arbitrary or wrong group strings in info files. The idea is
> to require acknowledgement from a group's central module in its info file. A
> module would declare its membership *and* the group would acknowledge it.
> 1. The groups would be real module names. For example, the core modules
> could be members of the system group. A list of member modules would be
> added to system.info.
> 2. For a module to appear in a group other than its own name, the central
> module of the group should aknowledge it in its info file as well. So, if a
> module arbitrarily declares itself as member of a group. this is ignored and
> the module goes to the "ungrouped" section.
> 3. If a module declares it own group but no other members are presently
> installed then this is ignored and it goes to the "ungrouped" list too.
> 4. If a module acknowledges other modules as members of its own group, this
> has no effect if the modules themselves don't declare their membership too.

So you've just itemized a summarization of what has already be 
suggested with a few more ideas of implementation thrown in.  New 
features for 5.0 are not permitted but perhaps you can help with 6.0.

> Membership to multiple groups is not currently possible, so I don't see any
> complications there. I do understand that all this may be too much, coming
> from a non-programmer, so comment it or ignore it as you see fit.

I'm wondering why a "non-programmer" is posting in the development list?


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