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

Fabrice Facorat fabrice.facorat at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 13:30:30 CEST 2010

2010/10/5 Thierry Vignaud <thierry.vignaud at gmail.com>:
> 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)

php/java have memory management. Python ( which syntax is closer to C
than perl ) also have memory management. The same for mono ( .Net ),
vala, ...

>> 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...

sure, but if more people are able to contribute, this could counter
balanced this fact .

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