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Re: Optional Build-Depends

On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 07:27:52PM +0200, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> Not liked proposals:
>   Build-Depends-Optional field - it would just be ignored by tools,
>   silently, and we'd find about it onyl when it is too late.
>   Build-Recommends field - same as previous, but also the semantic
>   is different from Recommends (which ignores any unsat dep).
>   Build-Depends: foo [any-available] - it's longer, more magical,
>   and would also be silently ignored

Build-Depends: foo <!not-available> was another suggestion, but maybe
too magical.

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