[oclug] UNIX philosophy (was Re: vim rulez...)
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at storm.ca
Thu Apr 19 08:25:41 EDT 2001
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 11:10:59PM -0400, Dave O'Neill wrote:
> If you write this, and release your code, legions of Perl Monks will
> shower you with beer and rose petals.
:) I'll be happy if I can tell our site in England to just checkout the
image from the repository and "make", and magickally build the whole thing. So
far tar and ftp have been our friends.
> Ok, maybe not, but it's definitely needed. The biggest problem here is
> that not every module properly lists its dependancies. Some are too
> paranoid and list things they don't need... others don't list any at all
> and will just break on 'make test'. And, a lot of modules don't give a
> version number in the standard form, so you can't easily find out if it's
> out of date. The solution to all this is probably about 1/3 design, 1/3
> development, and 1/3 cattle-prod-to-the-module-maintainers.
I wonder if I could just parse out the uses of each and work out an order?
Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at storm.ca>
"With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a
good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be
dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead." -- RFC 1925
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