When attempting to merge >=dev-libs/nettle-3 with net-libs/gnutls-3.3.15 installed, I get the following (expected) warning:
WARNING: One or more updates/rebuilds have been skipped due to a dependency conflict:
(dev-libs/nettle-3.1.1:0/6::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for merge) conflicts with
<dev-libs/nettle-3[gmp,abi_x86_32(-),abi_x86_64(-)] required by (net-libs/gnutls-3.3.15:0/0::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for merge)
The issue I have is that instead of highlighting the "3" in "nettle-3", portage highlights the "3" in "abi_x86_32", which is obviously *not* the problem the dependency refers to.