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Nicholas Clark
February 9, 2001 13:22
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
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On Fri, Feb 09, 2001 at 02:53:43PM -0600, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 09, 2001 at 06:46:26PM -0200, Branden wrote:
> > problems (like `oh! I don't have bzip2 and the developper only supplied a
> > bzip2 version of the archive', or `oh! I'll have to do zip, tgz, bzip2,
> > whatever3 versions of the same thing only to satisfy users that use
> > different formats').
> And how is this different from 'oh! I don't have unzip'?

Code to do unzip (yes, even including the whole of zlib just like gcc,
xfree86 and several other things I can't remember offhand that irritate
me as I have is small enough to go in the perl core if needed.
It's smaller than Encode by a long way :-)
[or is that :-(]

> > I think we should go for `standard' rather than `flexible' on this one.
> As I said on this I disagree.
> I have no problem with in the first implementation round doing just zip:
> what I abhor is the idea of hardwiring the zip assumption deeply into
> our design.

I would agree - hardwiring is to be avoided.

Nicholas Clark

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