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SubjectRe: [kbuild-devel] CML 1.9.2 is available
John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>:
> > Keith has pointed out a weakness in the language -- there's no way to make
> > the default value of a choices menu dependent on the architecture (an issue
> > for things like kcore format). I am meditating on this.
>
> Suggestion: allow a derived symbol as the default. It must be possible
> to prove that the value of this symbol is going to be one of the
> choices.

The problem here is that the derivation would yield a value, but in
this context we need it to yield a *name*. The `default' clause of
choices is, semantically, a name-valued expression.
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