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Re: [Chicken-users] Re: getopt, getopt_long?

From: Shawn Rutledge
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Re: getopt, getopt_long?
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 19:37:27 -0700

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 6:26 PM, William Xu <address@hidden> wrote:
> I don't know if i understand correctly.  If that means making each egg a
> debian package, oh Jesus!! That'll spawn many debian eggs.  And
> considering there are that many linux distributions, it's a big burden..
> not to mention non-linux platforms.

There are many Debian packages though in general.

This is kindof like perl modules: do you expect to have a distro
package or do you want to use the perl cpan code to automatically
download and install a module?  Most distros actually have a bunch of
popular perl modules as packages, even though that's some work for
them to maintain.  (But I've still had to use cpan once in a while
too... and I'm not even much of a perl developer, I just have had to
download prerequisites for other packages that I wanted to use,

Obviously it needs to be automated (the process should be the same for
each egg, so that it can be automated), but actually getting it done
could be the work of some interested Debian developer, rather than
someone who thinks of it as a drudgery (which would be most people, I
would think).

Worse, on Debian and OpenMoko they like to have, in addition to the
main binary package, a separate -dev package which has the headers,
static libs and other stuff necessary for developing with the package,
and a -doc package.  Doing that for each egg seems like a lot of work
too.  But on a cell phone you don't want to install any more than you
must, depending on what your interest is, to save space.  I'm not sure
if Debian people will mind if an egg also includes its docs though.

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