Re: A proposal for Midnight Commander

On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 07:50:08PM +0100, Ali Akcaagac wrote:
> I think there are quite some people here who simply trapped themselves
> into such a situation every now and then and wished that mc would not
> depend on glib for example and only depend on the core libraries such as
> glibc for example. I think we should talk about this for a while and imo
> it does make a lot of sense. If we simply go and accept glib as some
> defacto standard library met on every system then we soon gonna accept
> every library to be standard and make mc become more complicated (maybe
> not now but maybe one day).

Glib is very usable and it would be a pain in the ass to clean up
the code now of all 'glibisms', I reckon.

Your point of scarce resource systems does not appeal to me since 
the rescue system's idea is not full-blown linux system with all the goodies
you can have. Besides - glib is quite small, it's not the glib use that makes 
mc quite resource-demanding. It's a bunch of old, unused code that does.

That's my 2c

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