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Re: [RFC] dpkg-buildpackage: Convert from Shell to Perl

21-09-2007, Guillem Jover:
> On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 19:27:24 +0200, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
>> I really think this would make it easier in the long run to add features
>> like #440636 (e.g. compatibility with DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=parallel=n) and
>> #4655 (i.e. more sanity checks before starting with the build). It also
>> would it make easier to profit from advances in the move to real Perl
>> modules. Also it enables l10n without much (programming) effort.
> Yes, such a rewrite has crossed my mind few times, I'd say go ahead!
> Maybe it would also make sense to switch dpkg-name.

If you have nothing to do...

What's the problem in keepeing both? I like shell (not bash) and i can
not read perl. I can do most of the packaging stuff with shell and
sed. And maybe i will update/rewrite some scripts soon to be more
efficient and bashless.

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