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EAPI 3: dodoc -r and doins Symlink Support

This is part of a series on EAPI 3.

Currently, to install a directory full of documentation, you have to either copy the directory yourself (after making the parent directory), or play around with into and doins -r. EAPI 3 adds a -r switch to dodoc for recursively installing a directory.

On the subject of doins, currently doins -r‘s behaviour is undefined for anything except files or directories. With EAPI 3, doins -r will also be guaranteed to install symlinks correctly.

Incidentally, there’re probably a whole bunch more small improvements like these that we could make to the utilities. Suggestions (along with demonstrations of use cases) for EAPI 4 will be being taken in the not too distant future; something like the above is easy to get in.

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One response to “EAPI 3: dodoc -r and doins Symlink Support

  1. Pingback: What’s in EAPI 3? « Ciaran McCreesh’s Blag

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