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Re: Looking for a co-maintainer for adduser

On Sun, Oct 05, 2003 at 01:41:56PM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Sat, 04 Oct 2003 15:58:46 -0500, John Hasler <john@dhh.gt.org>
> wrote:
> >But it would not be nice to not have the things that would leave with it.
> Generally, it would be a good thing to have Debian base installable
> without perl. That way, security-aware administrators would have the
> right to choose whether they need $BELL or $WHISTLE that makes perl
> appear.

I'd rather that the tools in Debian base were written in a high-level
language where available. Take away Perl and you've got only shell, C,
and C++ left; I don't think that's going to improve security in

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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