[Mageia-dev] About Mandriva tools future : Host Mandriva tools on github

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 13:06:44 CEST 2010

On 3 October 2010 09:58, Fabrice Facorat <fabrice.facorat at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Specifying what exactly is wrong is an essential issue here:
>> - Just "perl is hard to understand" isn't a problem for users, users
>> don't code it.
> but for dev and potential contributor this increase the antry barrier
> for contribution

No. You are just moving the entry barrier against another dev group
(those who would know perl but not eg C).
And because of the manual memory management of the language you're
promoting, you would both:
- increase the actual barrier entry (need to understand how to
properly do mem management, ...)
- introduce new classes of bugs (and among them a lot of security ones
(overwriting stack and the like)

>> - Not being used by other distros is again not a problem, each distro
>> has native tools that no other distros use (as misc said a couple of
>> emails up)
> sure. But do Mandriva still have enough man power to maintain so many tools ?

That's a nop argument. Rewriting from scratch needs more manpower
whatever is the number of tools...

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