Phillip J. Eby wrote:
Yes, I'll have more code to write then. ;) More to the point, once you step outside of the "execution format" realm, you start to get into massive disputes about what policies should exist and I really don't want to spend a lot of time arguing about that stuff.
Fair points, I hope I haven't implied that Eggs isn't good enough as just an execution format, I said right at the start of my first email that I think Eggs is very much needed and will be extremely useful and I'm quite excited about using it for my software.
More to the point, when we have a solid execution format, it'll be easier to think about those things than it is now.
That's true too.
Let those who want particular policies write their own bloody installers, documentation generators, and autotesters. :)
I'm still tempted to have a go at writing a package manager around eggs for my software so might just give it a go for interest.. eggs have so many useful features.. I agree though that as a serious solution you would need to arbitrate a serious amount of discussion to please everyone.
Thanks for your answers anyway, much appreciated.