> > I guess C++ will be as good as C for this matter, will it? > Well, you'd then also have to have libstdc++. It depends if that is an > acceptable dependency. dpkg has a pre-dependency on libstdc++ already. FWIW I don't think we'll get rid of perl from base either , but every little step helps :) randolph -- Debian Developer <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.TauSq.org/  FWIW I do a lot of perl and C++ myself, and have nothing against these languages whatsoever.