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Should we remove FEATURES="candy"
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:54 am    Post subject: FEATURES="candy" Reply with quote

We have a silly feature for emerge that changes the output spinner from a -\|/- repeating type deal, to a random string of characters that form a sentence. However it's rather old and I don't think it's very useful and it's rather large in terms of code. I'm wondering if anyone actually uses it or cares about it. Otherwise I was planning on just taking it out. It doesn't really affect emerge at all ( it's merely cosmetic ), so either way isn't a big deal. Mostly looking to cut out crufty code.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not use Gentoo now, but I say remove it because I never used it when I did.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If removing it helps maintain useful code, then I say remove it. If it is popular enough, maybe modularize it, so it's off in a dark corner by itself.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it just gets in the way, might as well get rid of it. I can't really imagine anyone wanting it anyway.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't knew it existed, but now I do I'm not really interested either.
Kick it.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's quite nice (even though i also like the spinner), what's the problem with it apart from some lines of code that aren't absolutely necessary? Does it need much maintenance or affect your work negatively in any other way? If so, scrap it. If it only annoys you by being there, but doesn't actually cause trouble, try to let it live.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe I tried it once, and that was the end of that. I just use the spinner; it works fine and it does what I need it to do: tells me nothing has locked up.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

/me puts it on the chopping block, and sneaks emerge moo out the back entrance.

*whistle*
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its kind of nice, no need to remove it unless it affects the quality of portage.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

amne wrote:
I think it's quite nice (even though i also like the spinner), what's the problem with it apart from some lines of code that aren't absolutely necessary? Does it need much maintenance or affect your work negatively in any other way? If so, scrap it. If it only annoys you by being there, but doesn't actually cause trouble, try to let it live.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tsunam wrote:
...and sneaks emerge moo out the back entrance.


Lynchmob, ever heard of it? :twisted:
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say if it makes maintaining it easier, toss it in the bit bucket.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tsunam wrote:
/me puts it on the chopping block, and sneaks emerge moo out the back entrance.

*whistle*


haha, how many times have I been modifying emerge and just wanted to 'oopsee' delete that. I think I would get eaten alive by hundreds of users and developers alike though ;)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem. Remove it if it's worth it.

Anyway, sometimes spinner grinds soo fast that nobody would be able to read any sentence during its activity. So for today's computers said functionality is near to useless. Just my opinion, though.

But OTOH, I really like this one:
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# emerge -pv moo
Don't remove it if possible, please?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q-collective wrote:
Didn't knew it existed, but now I do I'm not really interested either.
Kick it.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SirYes wrote:
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# emerge -pv moo

I LIKE IT! Don't remove this one if possible, please?


That is hilarious, we need a listing of all these little easter eggs.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brims wrote:
SirYes wrote:
Code:
# emerge -pv moo

I LIKE IT! Don't remove this one if possible, please?


That is hilarious, we need a listing of all these little easter eggs.


Code:
less /usr/bin/emerge
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monkeh wrote:
brims wrote:
SirYes wrote:
Code:
# emerge -pv moo

I LIKE IT! Don't remove this one if possible, please?


That is hilarious, we need a listing of all these little easter eggs.


Code:
less /usr/bin/emerge


That's not exactly a listing, it's the python code for emerge. Ya I could sit there and read through the 3,400 lines of code, but I'd rather not.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using it because I put "candy" in make.conf once to see what it looked like and never got around to removing it. If it's bloating the code a bit then I don't care.
It never actually worked *that* well anyway, it's a neat idea but it either goes far too fast or far too slowly.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never used it. The spinner is actually rather cool. :)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brims wrote:
Monkeh wrote:
brims wrote:
SirYes wrote:
Code:
# emerge -pv moo

I LIKE IT! Don't remove this one if possible, please?


That is hilarious, we need a listing of all these little easter eggs.


Code:
less /usr/bin/emerge


That's not exactly a listing, it's the python code for emerge. Ya I could sit there and read through the 3,400 lines of code, but I'd rather not.


meh. emerge moo and FEATURES=candy are easy to find in it :P
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eek! Please don't start such large quote pyramids. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

codergeek42 wrote:
Eek! Please don't start such large quote pyramids. Thanks.


Large? That? pff..
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote pyramids looks fun :roll:

Once I saw something like >100 quotes inside, looked weird. Yeah, but make separate thread for those things. :D
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: FEATURES="candy" Reply with quote

antarus wrote:
We have a silly feature for emerge that changes the output spinner from a -\|/- repeating type deal, to a random string of characters that form a sentence.

It's not "random"; the effect is like a flashlight rapidly moving back and forth to illuminate one character at a time of the sentence "Thank you for using Gentoo" -- and there's no harm in it. (Especially since you can modify the source if you want a different message). Keep it! :)
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