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Re: "dselect" replacement team

Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca> writes:
> Tell me, what was the reason that the Alpha port didn't have a working
> G++?

Linus' decision to support ECOFF, since the ELF64 standard didn't
exist at the time.  gcc wasn't able to cope.

> > This is a mistaken assumption, and since you're talking about the most
> > low-level tool in the debian arsenal, this is a big issue.  C++ would
> > be a mistake.
> You do know that dselect is already in C++, right? Since this is a dselect
> replacment project I wonder if that's really an issue?

Then why do I keep hearing stuff about rewriting dpkg?


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