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



On Monday, February 02, Juergen Menden wrote
> 
> please drop python. might be a great language,
> superiour to perl in every way one can think of.
> but we all have to use perl already, it's not only
> on the base disks, it's even used in lintian!
> and i don't have the space to install another big 
> language.

Please drop perl and use C. C programs don't even *need* an interpreter
taking up space on the hard drive... and even perl is written in C! :-)

We can't force developers to install lots of packages, but we can force
them to install a few. And it's not like python-base is very big:

chrish@pianocktail:[~] >dpkg -s python-base
Package: python-base
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: interpreters
Installed-Size: 738

(It's a pretty safe bet that lintian won't make use of fancy stuff like the 
python-mpz multiple-precision arithmetic library, etc.)

  Christian


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