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Re: dpkg flex-based status file parser, for 35% speedup

On Fri August 31 2007 07:54:51 am Ian Jackson wrote:
> > addition of libbz2 as pseudo-essential should not be a big deal,
> > it's quite small, and most of the code is duped already due to it
> > being statically linked.
> Why are we not using external programs for this ?  Does anyone know ?

So the package handling system doesn't stand to break because of a bug 
in one of them?

> Using external programs simplifies dpkg's build process, makes tuning
> particular installations easier, makes better use of multiple CPUs,
> and generally seems superior in almost every respect.

except robustness, imo

- Bruce

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