Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: perl package sections]
>>"Chris" == Chris Waters <email@example.com> writes:
Chris> Also, in response to the original point, if I'm looking for a
Chris> mail tool of some sort, and I happen to notice that there's a
Chris> perl library for mail, I might well consider using that to
Chris> whip something together to meet my needs.
Spoken like a true developer ;-). However, the majority of the
users would be just looking for programs, and presence of libraries
may be mere clutter ...
Chris> Whereas if the perl mail libraries are off in libs or
Chris> interpreters, I may never notice them, and end up either using
Chris> an existing-but-inadequate tool or giving up entirely.
The flip side of this is that mostly, when one goes looking
for a package in a section like mail, one is looking for a solution
to a problem (ie progr5ams, and not libraries). When one is
developing, one looks into libs or devel or, interpreters, etc.
I don't have strong views about this, and anyway, most of this
is personal preference.
Quote from the Boss after overriding the decision of a task force he
created to find a solution: "I'm sorry if I ever gave you the
impression your input would have any effect on my decision for the
outcome of this project!"
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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