* Anthony Towns <email@example.com> [2006-01-19 19:21:07]: > > In Ubuntu, we've split the package in > > order to make -minimal essential, but never install it alone (both are part > > of base). > > Then what's the benefit of having python(-minimal) be essential at all? you are able to do init.d scripts, pre- and postinsts etc in python. That is a "ease of development" helper for ubuntu. how agressive does debian use it's perl in this regard? i think hardly at all. i would welcome to either kick both higher level scrip languages out (to shrink essential) and rewrite stuff like adduser in c or c++ or see if we cant really use perl (or perhaps even python-minimal) more for scripting in these places. it is an underutilized resource currently and would be a win in readability, structure and even speed.
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