[Yum-devel] Data format chaos

Tim Lauridsen tim.lauridsen at googlemail.com
Fri May 23 11:29:47 UTC 2008

Florian Festi wrote:
> Hi!
> This is something that annoys me for quite a while. But it was clear to 
> me that it was not fixable in ther past. So now is time to speak up:
> What about normalizing the PRCO data to a sane format. There is a wild 
> mixture of integers, comparator signs, two letter abbreviations and None 
> objects used as flags and a continuous conversion between version 
> strings and version tuples.
> Even worse is that most functions work only with a part of the 
> combinations and the data formats have to be converted at random points 
> within the source code.
> I don't have a complete battle plan yet but encapsulating the two letter 
> flags into the sqlitedb and may be kill the None flags sounds like a 
> good first step to me. We could also make .get(Proides|Requires|...) 
> accept string versions. But it might also be worth converting every 
> version to a tuple right at the beginning.
> Comments? Opinions? Patches?
> Florian
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