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Re: pkg-config-0.26

On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 03:34:46PM +0100, Benny Siegert wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 15:05, Joerg Sonnenberger
> <> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 01:47:28PM +0100, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> >> Here's an update for pkg-config to 0.26, the version where it switched
> >> from its internal copy of glib1 to depending on glib2. (Incidentally,
> >> this reduces the executable size from 95KB to 52KB.)
> >
> > My objection stands. I still don't see any point in adding such a huge
> > dependency.
> Agreed.
> Maybe we should take a look at the OpenBSD reimplementation in Perl?
> Or is that even worse in your opinion?

Advantage: More systems are going to have Perl than glib2.
Disadvantage: Perl is nowhere near cross-compiling friendly.

I don't have the time to convert it to C, though it shouldn't be too
hard as pkg-config is not doing that much magic.


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