[Distutils] [zc.buildout] "Adding and removing options" section unclear

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Tue Jul 15 22:13:17 CEST 2008

On Jul 15, 2008, at 4:03 PM, Chris Withers wrote:


>>> and therefore is it just convention that prevents a recipe from  
>>> splitting on other characters too?)
>> Yes. In fact, if values can have spaces in them, then a option may  
>> be split on new lines.  For example the eggs option in many  
>> recipes, which should really be named "requirements", is split on  
>> new lines because the individual values can have spaces in them.
> So what happens if I use += or -= with the eggs option?
> (and I've wanted to do just this in the past, but didn't even know I  
> could...)

You'll get garbage.


Jim Fulton
Zope Corporation

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