Re: adduser rewrite
Sorry for being unclear. I meant, would one app rewrite in C make a big
difference in ditching perl in the base? Not the app rewrite in python, which
I agree would be a bad move.
- David Nusinow
On Tuesday 28 August 2001 06:19 pm, you wrote:
> On 28 Aug 2001 17:57:29 -0700, David Nusinow wrote:
> > How many base packages require perl? Would one app rewrite make that big
> > a difference?
> Yes, it would. If an one app required python, and all the other require
> perl, then you need both perl and python. As it stands now you only
> need perl.
> Either they all need to be switched to python, nothing should be
> switched to python, or select apps should be switched and left and
> alternatives to the perl version.
> > - David Nusinow
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > On Tuesday 28 August 2001 05:06 pm, Randolph Chung wrote:
> > > In reference to a message from Roland Bauerschmidt, dated Aug 28:
> > > > I am in the process of rewriting adduser from scratch in Python...
> > > > There
> > >
> > > Please don't. adduser is in base and part of the boot-floppies
> > > bootstrap process. Creating more dependencies is a Bad Thing(tm).
> > >
> > > If anything, rewrite it in C and help us drop perl from the base
> > > tarball.
> > >
> > > randolph
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