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Re: Stating the size of ecosystems in descriptions

From: swedebugia
Subject: Re: Stating the size of ecosystems in descriptions
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:42:01 -0800

On 2019-01-16 14:52, Gabriel Hondet wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> On Wed 16 Jan 2019 at 13:53 Pierre Neidhardt wrote:
>> Whichever number we provide will go out of date at some point.
>> It's extra maintenance, and if we only put a rough number (e.g. 100k+) then 
>> it's
>> not really meaningful in my opinion.
> While I agree with this statement, I also think that Swedebugia's idea of
> comparing the number of Guix-ported packages of an ecosystem with the
> total number of packages in this ecosystem is interesting.
> Couldn't something like
> #+begin_src sh
>   guix ecosystem pypi
> #+end_src
> which would retrieve the number of packages on pypi, compute the number
> of pypi packages defined for Guix and output some statistics be done?


This is way better than including it in the definitions, however we
would probably have to parse the websites to get the numbers we need.


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