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Re: when and why did python(-minimal) become essential?

Le vendredi 27 janvier 2006 à 12:46 +0100, Wouter Verhelst a écrit :
> The point, however, is that it's rather silly to add yet another
> scripting language to the set of Essential packages.

Personally I don't care about the Essential status. However we have to
accept the use of python in more base and required packages. This brings
python in as a dependency, that's all. But it has the same consequences
as making it essential. If, as it has already been suggested, software
like init or adduser was replaced by python implementations, would they
be rejected?

> Sure, it'd be nice;
> but then tomorrow someone else will come along who will claim that
> Python is sucky and that Ruby is Teh Thing, and we can start this all
> over from the start again.

I hear this argument against python all the time, and frankly, if people
were listening to such arguments, we'd all be programming COBOL on VMS.
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