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

On Sun, 29 Jan 2006 04:31:58 +0100, Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> said: 

> Le samedi 28 janvier 2006 à 21:19 -0600, Manoj Srivastava a écrit :
>> And if we followed the the line of argument you are pressing
>> uncritically, we'd bloat essential/base with gazillions of
>> interpreters from people too lazy or incompetent to learn the
>> interpreters already in base.

> I prefer to be labeled as incompetent by people like you than to
> write scripts that no one will be able to understand later.

        If the only scripts you can write are write once, then the
 label sticks.

> Every time I face a write-once, never change perl script, the only
> thing to do is to rewrite it. And this isn't a Debian-specific
> issue.

        The only thing to do, of course, is to rewrite it
 _clearly_. The language of implementation of obfuscation is not
 limited to Perl and python.


belief, n: Something you do not believe.
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