Re: Proposal for simplification

On Wed, 28 Sep 2005, Leonard den Ottolander wrote:

> Hi Pavel,
> On Wed, 2005-09-28 at 12:08 +0300, Pavel Tsekov wrote:
> > On Tue, 27 Sep 2005, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> >
> > > 1) Support only S-Lang 2 and only as an external library.  Those who
> > > need mc will get S-Lang.  I know, this is pretty harsh, but the next
> > > release is probably months away, and S-Lang 2 will be ubiquitous by
> > > then.
> >
> > Most *nix variants have curses implementation. Why all of a sudden
> > curses support should be dropped in favour of S-Lang ?
> I think you are misreading proski. I think you should read "only S-Lang
> 2" as in contrast to both slang1 and slang2. I don't believe proski
> proposes to drop curses support. He can correct me if I'm wrong.

How about this sentence:

"Those who need mc will get S-Lang."

I don't see it happening.

> However, I do not agree with that. The advantage of using an internal
> version is that it is more easily patchable than the system library
> itself.

As I have already told to Roland once - the correct way to fix a bug in
a library is to fix the library itself by submitting patches to the
correct mailing list.

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