[squeak-dev] Re: Perl is to CPAN as Squeak is to (what)?

Matthew Fulmer tapplek at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 22:09:12 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 02:49:09PM -0700, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
> >>>>> "Ralph" == Ralph Johnson <johnson at cs.uiuc.edu> writes:
> Ralph> CPAN is probably a good model.  However, a model that works well for
> Ralph> one language does not always work well for another.  How would you
> Ralph> think a CPAN-like system would handle the fact that people are using
> Ralph> 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9 and 3.10 and that some packages work for all of
> Ralph> these, but some packages are specialized for a particular image?
> Well, that's why I'm liking Universes now. :)
> We do need something that says package X works with squeak Y and package X
> depends on package Z.  so it's two dimensions, not just one.

SqueakMap already does this: packages are marked as being stable
in certain image versions. Universes has no such mechanism

Matthew Fulmer -- http://mtfulmer.wordpress.com/

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