Why is there no platform independent way of clearing a terminal?

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at case.edu
Mon Aug 2 20:14:07 CEST 2010

On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 9:51 AM, David Robinow <drobinow at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Benjamin Kaplan
> <benjamin.kaplan at case.edu> wrote:
> >...
> > So these are the packages needed just to run Python in Ubuntu. It doesn't
> > include the packages required for the kernel, the desktop environment,
> the
> > window manager, the terminal, and whatever else you want running. In my
> > fairly clean Ubuntu VM (I use it almost exclusively for testing), I have
> > close to 1500 packages installed.
>  As an admittedly stupid comparison, I have 1579 DLLs in my
> \windows\system32 directory.
> Some number of these have been upgraded by Windows Update. This is XP
> Service Pack 3.
> I'm not sure if this means that Windows is better because it has more
> packages or that it is worse because it's got too many. :)
>  --

A package is usually more than one file.

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