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LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
a) Wrote alien
b) To keep things straight while doing that, wrote down an overview of some of the places package formats are similar/different, in a tabular form that was prone to being misunderstood, 10 years ago.
... I'm a troll. I see.
> Indeed, everything is hard coded. Which works fine if you have an
> infinite resource of packagers, less so for a company that is paying
> people to package things.
If you think everything is hard coded, I will charitably assume that you last looked at how debian packages are built a decade+ ago, before there were things like debhelper.
A report from the RPM summit
Posted Oct 9, 2009 15:35 UTC (Fri) by ballombe (subscriber, #9523)
No, you are just a new victim of a meta-troll , an old LWN fad...
Posted Oct 9, 2009 15:48 UTC (Fri) by nevyn (subscriber, #33129)
In regards to my description of joey's comment ... sure, whatever. Next time there's an article on dpkg I'll respond implying that dpkg is just catching up to 15 year old rpm features, and dismiss everything else as pointless. Anyone who responds and doesn't agree with my tone will obviously be a "self righteous meta-troll".
Posted Oct 10, 2009 11:17 UTC (Sat) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Just a quick look at their planned features compared to what's in dpkg
One of the requirements of trolling is to beg for attention, which was not the case here. The original message was also quite informative. Wait a minute, am I meta-feeding the meta-troll?
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