Re: [dev] C coded cross-platform youtube video viewer

From: Ryan O’Hara <>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 21:50:38 -0700

On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 9:45 PM, Markus Wichmann <> wrote:
> Why would you do this? It's bloody idiotic, if you think about it. It
> would be like having all C programs ship their own libc. Have you seen
> how big perl is? Do you really want to have two perl installations just
> because two different programs use it?

Unless I’m mistaken, suckless in general advocates for
statically-linked standard C libraries of reasonable size.

> That, in my opinion was always the major benefit of Linux over Windows:
> On Linux you have system wide package managers. That means each software
> package can be as small as possible and only pull external dependencies.
> On Windows, no such thing exists. If a program needs a lib, it has to
> ship that lib. If you have 50 programs using that lib, on Linux you have
> that lib once, on Windows you have it 50 times. Which way is better?

It *is* one way to solve a real problem.

> scripting languages are not fundamentally different!

Thank you!
Received on Fri May 16 2014 - 06:50:38 CEST

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