PKGSRC will be officially supported as of the next release

Andreas Hauser andy at
Sat Sep 3 10:14:02 PDT 2005

asmodai wrote @ Sat, 3 Sep 2005 18:37:56 +0200:
> -On [20050903 18:31], Andreas Hauser (andy at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> >Exotic? Common Lisp is an iso standard!
> Doesn't mean it isn't exotic. :P

No exotic means using tendra :P
But indeed the availability of free Common Lisp compilers, for say 64bit
BSDs, is limited. And Common Lisp is bloated, which is not want you want
in base. But scheme which is much smaller and is rather easy to compile
and interpret is very good suited.

> >Doing such stuff in C is not really a good decision.
> Who said C?  Just consider the common case of a typical system.  Common Lisp
> will generally not be installed.  Neither will Haskell or OCaml.
> Perl, Python, Ruby will be.  Next to C, C++ and shell scipting of course. ;)

Well, then make them base. Especially the ocaml compiler is great with
a tools suit much like C (you can use gprof etc.) and is rather portable too.
But i'd say a more dynamic language is better suited for package management.
Ocaml is more for speed in my book.


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