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Bug 753623 - dev-libs/glib-2.66.2: support the "profile" USE flag
Summary: dev-libs/glib-2.66.2: support the "profile" USE flag
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
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Reported: 2020-11-08 23:11 UTC by Peter Levine
Modified: 2020-11-09 06:10 UTC (History)
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Description Peter Levine 2020-11-08 23:11:17 UTC
It's ultimately the prerogative of the package dev, but it seems unreasonable to create the local USE flag "sysprof" when there already is the global flag "profile" having the description, "Add support for software performance analysis (will likely vary from ebuild to ebuild".

Furthermore, AFAICT sysprof, being a profiling tool, is of value only to developers who want to eliminate bottlenecks.  So I'm confused as to why it would be default enabled with (+) when debugging and profiling based USE flags tend to create extra code paths that make the code less efficient and, in this case, also draws in an extra dependency.