Subject: Re: making 'make replace' safer
To: Peter Schuller <>
From: Raymond Meyer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/16/2006 21:30:23
On Sun, 16 Jul 2006 22:06:35 +0200
Peter Schuller <> wrote:

> > > How does that differ from what wip/pkgmanager already does?
> >
> > I looked at pkgmanager, and discounted it because it depends on common
> > lisp.  I remember also thinking that it didn't do what I want, but now
> > I forget - I should look again.
> I gotta ask - are a lot of people annoyed by this? I mean from a user's 
> perspective. Will many people refuse to use a tool because it's written in a 
> language that they for some reason don't want to use?

All sofware should be written in one language. This is my pet hate, when you
need to use a simple tool, but in order to use it you have to install C++,
Perl, Python and a whole load of other useless dpendancies that consume 100s of
MB of disk space.