Subject: Re: dylan
To: Mark Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alistair Crooks <email@example.com>
Date: 12/30/2005 23:49:16
On Sat, Dec 31, 2005 at 09:22:36AM +1300, Mark Davies wrote:
> I've been looking at updating the dylan packages to the latest version. While
> doing this I noticed that, as far as I can see, the dylan-interpreter and
> dylan-compiler packages now effectively produce equivalent packages. Once
> upon a time the dylan-interpreter package only built the mindy interpreter
> but now, partly because of a bug in the configure script, does the same as
> dylan-compiler. If I fix the configure bug then the make dies part way
> through because it assumes more has been built than just the interpreter.
> Clearly this is not a build path thats been exercised recently.
> Given that, and that it seems to me anyone that actually wants a dylan will
> want the full package, I propose to remove both packages and replace them
> with a single gwydion-dylan package.
Go for it, that would be great.
PS. I did have a look at upgrading this some time ago, but this was
just around the time when the upheaval was taking place in the dylan
world, and so I decided to postpone it.