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Re: Bits from dpkg developers - dpkg 1.16.1

I wrote:
> Joey Hess writes ("Re: Bits from dpkg developers - dpkg 1.16.1"):
> > My concern is that we now have a whole history of ill-considered changes
> > to the build flags. To the point that it's possible to argue that every
> > build flag change save one* has been ill-considered. So why are we
> > continuing to add interfaces where the build flags are changed
> > centrally/globally, with the same processes that have not worked before?
> In one sense, yes, we are providing a way to set these flags locally.
                                          should read globally ^^^^^^^
> But the new mechanism will make it much easier to locally override
> such settings (where "locally" means either in the package, in the
> build environment).

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