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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #57522] "pkg unload" does not care for depende

From: Juan Pablo Carbajal
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #57522] "pkg unload" does not care for dependencies
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2020 09:22:29 -0500 (EST)
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Follow-up Comment #11, bug #57522 (project octave):

@Mike: so much for collaboration interest
I think the unilateral stilistic choices (which aren't only stilistic but
rahter constrain the development) are the reason why I would not vouch for pkj
to be merged into core. It is a development nightmare, probably worse that the
current pkg. I would rather first define a clean functional API for all these
tasks, and then build an OOP if needed (Do I see the need?... no). OOP might
be better suited for a pkgcreator package (similar to matlab's) where GUI is
rather essential.

Back in 2012 we did considerable cleaning up of pkg 

For starters, we modularized the tasks, unified the calling structure and the
doc system (e.g. and allowing for pkg help install), and we added a couple of
Essentially we isolated each task concerns, and pkg became just a single
dispatch function.
The effort got demotivated by excesive PET requeriments (the formalities
should mnatch the man-power) from the then-OF-chief and stalled whne we faced
the lack of dev community interest/support at OctConf.

I would be happy to restart this if we have a team with reasonable
expectations and that understand our constraints.


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