Bug#876901: QFINDTESTDATA uses __FILE__

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Tue Nov 14 13:47:56 UTC 2017

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 07:22:07AM +0100, Pino Toscano wrote:
> > There are quite a lot of packages that use __FILE__ so forgive me for
> > not checking every single use-case of it.
> This.  When something is used so widely, then changing its behaviour
> blindly is simply a no-no.

I tend to agree.

> > This will require us to patch hundreds of packages, and isn't
> > realistic.
> If "hundreds of packages" misuse __FILE__, then simply *fix them*.
> Sure, it will require time, energy, etc, but I do not see other ways
> around that without breaking standard behaviours.

also agreed.

> > Please, you try sending hundreds of patches, then I will take your
> > "solution" more seriously.
> My *solution* (without quotes) is more realistic than your blind
> breakage.

Pino, could you be so kind and repeat your proposed solution here again,
for the sake of clarity?!

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