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Re: Use to generate ulps table for manual

On Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 3:10 AM, Andreas Schwab <> wrote:
> On Aug 13 2018, Carlos O'Donell <> wrote:
>> I'm impressed, you've done a really good job keeping this minimal, but what's
>> the problem with including python here?
> We want to keep the cycle as small as possible.  For example, even
> though rpmlint is included in every build root and it is written in
> python, it is not part of the bootstrap cycle because it is replaced by
> a special package rpmlint-mini that contains copies of the python files
> and dependencies from the rpmlint package.  That shows how important it
> is to keep python out of the equation.

I deeply sympathize with the desire to keep the bootstrap dependency
graph as small as possible, but I also deeply sympathize with the
glibc community's desire to move away from Perl and AWK.  Especially

Let me ask you: how many other packages (besides glibc) in the
bootstrap depend on Perl?  Is it within our reach, perhaps, to
*replace* Perl with Python?


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