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

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at free.fr
Fri Jun 27 06:54:39 UTC 2008

But you can search also in PackageUniverse.
I agree with Ralph. I gave up trying somethig on SM because it broke  
on me.


On Jun 26, 2008, at 11:26 PM, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:

>>>>>> "Ralph" == Ralph Johnson <johnson at cs.uiuc.edu> writes:
> Ralph> A "feature" of Squeak that might differentiate it from perl  
> is that
> Ralph> there are many versions of Squeak.  Packages that work with  
> one image
> Ralph> might not work with another.  So, if you are using 3.8 then  
> you do not
> Ralph> necessarily want the latest version of some package if that  
> package
> Ralph> only works in 3.9 or 3.10.   PU addresses this problem by  
> having a
> Ralph> different Universe for each version of the image, though I  
> think there
> Ralph> is currently a Universe only for 3.9 and 3.10.  Even if the  
> code for
> Ralph> PU could run in earlier images, it isn't useful until someone  
> builds a
> Ralph> Universe for it.
> It would be nice if it would work like SM where SM at least says "this
> might break", and lets you try anyway.
> I think the UI for PU is also pretty "early", to put it nicely.  At  
> least
> I can *search* in SM!
> Maybe PU is the closest to CPAN we have.  So the question is, do we  
> keep
> mutating PU into what I'm looking for?  Or do we first need to agree  
> that the
> CPAN might be a pretty darn good model?
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