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Re: portability as a goal for debian?

On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 09:55:40AM -0800, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
> note: there is nothing that can do dpkg's job that is smaller than dpkg.
>       replacing perl with mawk and sed is smaller than perl. however,
>       perl can do lots more than sed+mawk

Not so; awk alone can solve all Church-computable problems, which is the
same set of problems perl can solve.
> % for i (perl-5.005 mawk sed){echo -ne ${i/-*/}:\\t;apt-cache show $i|grep ^I}                                               
> perl:   Installed-Size: 6732
> mawk:   Installed-Size: 142
> sed:    Installed-Size: 200

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