>>>"Donal K. Fellows" said:
> Brent Welch <welch@...>
> > I took the time to write down my own thoughts about bundled
> > distributions and [incr Tcl] in TIP format. This is close
> I've put in place as TIP#4 anyway; even accepting your point that it
> is nowhere near complete, it is still 100% better than what I had
> there previously. :^)
> Do you want me to announce this one, given that you believe it needs a
> lot more work?
I'm not sure that it needs "lots". It need to refine the
Mandatory extensions to include Thread, which I forgot,
(and I wrote it!) and I want to include the various DB extensions
in the optional list.
But what I really want is agreement among TclCore on the
core - itcl - batteries included issue. I'm a concensus guy.
I made the TIP "Informational" so that we could use it
to agree on the meta-level issue of packaging and distributions
without getting mired in the "itcl in the core" discussion.
I think we can finess that issue and make everyone happy by
having a small core and a set of "mandatory packages".
I like the "core" / "mandatory packages" / "optional packages"
distinction because it emphasises a goal of keeping a small core
yet it includes the important stuff in the mandatory packages.
"Mandatory" refers to distributions and desktop installations,
and it implies they are all dynamically loaded packages. That's
why I titled the TIP "Tcl Release and Distribution Philosophy"
because I want us to agree on how Tcl should be packaged
-- Brent Welch <welch@...>
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