RE: 2.4: System Tools - I like them

> From: Bastien Nocera [mailto:hadess hadess net] 
> On Sat, 2003-05-31 at 16:34, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > <quote who="Murray Cumming Comneon com">
> > 
> > > One thought:
> > > The backends are written in perl. Does this add any new 
> or difficult
> > > dependency to GNOME?
> > 
> > No, not really. They're written in perl because any *nix 
> system worth its
> > salt has perl already.
> Any system on which you can compile GNOME has Perl.

That is a compile-time rather than a run-time dependency. But I was more
concerned about the tendency for new versions of perl to break existing perl
scripts. Or maybe that's less likely if you are better at writing perl than
I am. 

This is a problem with Python with RedHat's admin tools, I think. Installing
newer Python always seems to break them.

It's probably not a big problem, but I wanted to point it out in case people
thought differently.

Murray Cumming
murrayc usa net 

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