Re: intent to package: mocka modula-2 compiler
On Thu, 27 Aug 1998, Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
aj>can you fix bugs without the beg ? if not, the program is contrib, but not
aj>free enought for main.
This is what the current upstream maintainer says.
>>It's possible to find simple bugs in the generated code, but it's not
>>possible to develop further without BEG.
This is not much to go on. But I would say this makes it go in
contrib. In fact, I might even say non-free, depending on the extent to
which its true that the "source code" does not really function as source
Good News: The author says he can contribute a C version of BEG.
I will get this as soon as possible. I already asked how free it is. In
any case, I think it is a good development.
Another point. The same group has a free Modula-2 to C
translator, which apparantly works well. I have built it, but not tested
it yet. I will package it when I get a chance.
btw. The mocka package is ready to go. If anyone wants it now, I
will upload to non-free, otherwise , I will hang on and wait on the rest
of the story.
One more note: They like to invoke it with "mc". It was pretty
funny to see one of their scripts invoke midnight commander. I changed to
MC for no good reason. Is that reasonable? mmc , or Mc perhaps ?