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

Scripsit Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>

>         If people find Perl too hard (feh), and python too ugly,
>  regressive syntactically, and counter intuitive, and want ruby, or
>  scheme, or haskell, what then?

Unless there is a requirement that maintainer scripts have to be
shipped in an ascii-based format (and TTBOMK there is not), Scheme and
Haskell should be fine even now. Build-depend on an appropriate
compiler, compile the script at build time, and ship the binary.

The problem arises only when people want to write infrastructure
scripts in languages that need an interpreter to run.

Henning Makholm                               "... popping pussies into pies
                                                      Wouldn't do in my shop
                            just the thought of it's enough to make you sick
                           and I'm telling you them pussy cats is quick ..."

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