email@example.com (Giacomo Catenazzi) wrote on 28.05.00 in <Pine.LNX.firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On 27 May 2000, Kai Henningsen wrote:
> > The Debian dependencies are written in control file syntax, not in C++.
> > The (proposed) kernel dependencies are written in CML2, not in Python.
> But we don't want a tool like dpkg/dselect: complex to mantain, hard to
> add features and impossible to have it bug-free.
There's two reasons for that:
(1) Programming style
(2) Circular and versioned dependencies
(2) is not a problem for the kernel, and (1) is certainly avoidable.
> I think that CML2 with Python is a step better that dselect (also because
> it has simpler rules: no version checking,...).
Compare with apt-get, not dselect. Dselect is *old*. Much has been learned
since it was written.
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