[opensource-dev] Is 'STANDALONE' confusing?
aleric.inglewood at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 07:41:17 PST 2011
I agree too. I have found 'standalone' to be confusing all along, and
inverting it (ON <--> OFF) is a very logical thing to do.
If inverting is acceptable then USE_PREBUILT_LIBS sounds good. Or
which would be more clear, but wouldn't work for the TPV's :(.
If inverting is not acceptable then maybe change '--standalone' into
A LOT worse, but still better than 'standalone' would be USE_SYSTEM_LIBS.
On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Discrete Dreamscape
<discrete.dreamscape at gmail.com> wrote:
> USE_PREBUILT_LIBS doesn't make absolute sense either if you consider the
> fact that your system's libraries are "prebuilt". This would imply that the
> inverse of the setting would cause supporting libraries to be built from
> source or some such.
> I would make it something like "USE_LINDEN_LIBS".
> On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM, Thickbrick Sleaford
> <thickbrick.sleaford at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Monday 21 February 2011 16:38:01 Boroondas Gupte wrote:
>> > On 02/21/2011 03:28 PM, Oz Linden (Scott Lawrence) wrote:
>> > > If we are going to change it, the replacement term should, in addition
>> > > to being more accurately descriptive of what it does, be an
>> > > affirmative
>> > > term - don't suggest any 'NO_*" replacements.
>> > Would it be acceptable to invert the setting's semantic in order to
>> > avoid a negation? I.e., STANDALONE=OFF would become NEW_SETTING=ON and
>> > vice versa. That'd allow for easy-to-understand names like
>> > USE_PREBUILD_LIBS or DOWNLOAD_NEEDED_DEPENDENCIES.
>> > Off course, the default value should be inverted together with the
>> > setting's semantic, such that the default behavior does not change.
>> I agree with Boroondas. I think it *should* be changed, and my vote goes
>> USE_PREBUILT_LIBS (which should default to on.)
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