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Re: lintian -- detecting hundrets of bugs within seconds...

On Mon, 26 Jan 1998, David Welton wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 25, 1998 at 11:55:34PM +0100, Christian Schwarz wrote:
> > 
> > Hi folks!
> > 
> > Together with Richard Braakman I'm working on a policy checker tool called
> > `lintian' which is a collection of shell/perl/python scripts to check
> Hmmm sorry I'm speaking without examining code, but.. is it really
> necessary to have both perl and python?  I'll leave the flamewar over
> which one to use to the list, but.. it seems a little bit excessive to
> have two languages that are quite similiar in funcionality...  If I
> were given clear directions, I could have a shot at redoing the python
> portions in Perl.  I'm sure there are much more qualified people (ie,
> that speak python!:-), but I hate to ask for things like this without
> at least trying to help out somehow..

Well :-) Fact is that I'm a real Perl fanatic and Richard is a real Python
fanatic. Since we seem to agree in all other parts of the lintian design
we decided that each of us can use the script language he prefers.
Fortunately, our modular design allows this. 



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