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Bug 796245 - [Future EAPI] Allow calling EXPORT_FUNCTIONS with arbitrary/custom functions
Summary: [Future EAPI] Allow calling EXPORT_FUNCTIONS with arbitrary/custom functions
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Product: Gentoo Hosted Projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: PMS/EAPI (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: PMS/EAPI
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Blocks: future-eapi
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Reported: 2021-06-15 18:16 UTC by Michał Górny
Modified: 2021-11-15 16:16 UTC (History)
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Description Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2021-06-15 18:16:39 UTC
I don't think we really have any technical reason to restrict EXPORT_FUNCTIONS to the standard phase functions defined by EAPI.  The same aliasing behavior is sometimes useful for custom functions.  I can think of two examples:

1. 'Pseudo-phases' used e.g. by distutils-r1.eclass.  Right now the eclass explicitly aliases 'python_test() { distutils-r1_python_test; }'.  While it's not a big deal, I suppose it would be cleaner to use EXPORT_FUNCTIONS consistently for it.

2. Custom phase functions for internal use.  In particular, I'm working on moving smart-live-rebuild logic to a phase-like function.