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Re: glibc ?

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: glibc ?
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 22:37:18 -0800
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> What do people think about using [glib] in PSPP?  It adds another
> dependency.  However, as well as making GUI integration easier, it
> provides a lot of wheels which PSPP has been trying to reinvent ---
> eg: lexer/scanner, time/date functions, hash functions, random
> number generators, linked lists, string manipulators, portability
> utilities  etc, etc...  Also, it provides a "standard" framework for
> object  coding.

I'm not in favor of this.  I don't think that glib does a better
job at most of the things that are important to PSPP.  If there
are exceptions, then we should fix that.  But I don't want to add
a dependency without a compelling reason.
Ben Pfaff 
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