Re: Feaping Creature-ism in core Debian Packages
On Thu, Sep 02, 1999 at 07:41:20AM -0400, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> >From firstname.lastname@example.org Thu Sep 2 07:32:05 1999
> Perl is unsuitable for specification. There is no fixed grammar for perl. Each
I wouldn't recommend picking any _programming_ language for
specification. Use something like XML, or - surprise - a documented
subset of some programming language.
There are packages that use simple subsets of the bourne shell (just
setting variables basically) as a config file format.
All that has nothing to do whatsoever with what you can do with perl if
you don't restrict yourself to a subset of the language.
What happens if I write a shell script which has a call to an external
program that's not installed on your system? what if I only mistyped its
The idea is that the first face shown to people is one they can readily
accept - a more traditional logo. The lunacy element is only revealed
subsequently, via the LunaDude. [excerpted from the Lunatech Identity Manual]