Subject: Re: java category
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: James K. Lowden <email@example.com>
Date: 08/10/2003 23:35:31
On Sun, 10 Aug 2003 22:03:12 -0400, Jan Schaumann <jschauma@NetBSD.org>
> Jaromir Dolecek <jdolecek@NetBSD.org> wrote:
> > Jan Schaumann wrote:
> > > How about we create a 'java' category?
> > What's wrong with 'lang' ? Adding sun-jre142/sun-jdk142 isn't really
> > problematic, is it?
> No, of course not. But it seems to me that 'java' should be it's own
> category. There are quite a few applications that could belong to such
> a category which would make it easier for people to find an application.
It's not clear, is it? I've often thought the same of Perl and Python
modules. On one hand, I normally say to myself, hmm, I bet there's a Perl
module for that (or, more often, I *know* there's a perl module and wonder
if it's in pkgsrc). On the other hand, if I'm looking for some kind of
XML processor, do I care if it's in Java or Perl or C++? Not very much,
or a lot, depending on what I have in mind.
On the third hand, I don't understand why the two-level hierarchy gets
special status. It would be nicer to be able to look for "perl modules
that do graphics" (or not).
Anyway, Perl dominates much more than Java:
$ pwd; \
for d in [a-z]*; \
do printf "%20s\t%2d\n" $d \
`ls -d $d/p5* 2>/dev/null |wc -l` ;\
|grep -v ' 0'$