[RFC] Use glib-2.0 exclusively

Vincent Torri vincent.torri at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 21:58:14 PDT 2010

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 3:54 AM, Paul Bender <pebender at san.rr.com> wrote:

> On 8/24/2010 5:48 PM, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
>> * Dan Nicholson<dbn.lists at gmail.com>  schrieb:
>>  It might be easier to avoid the inevitable complaints and keep
>>> the bundled library. Otherwise we're basically shifting the
>>> support burdento the glib folks.
>> And to hundreds of individual package maintainers. Circular
>> dependencies are an NO GO in clean software engineering ;-O
> I agree that circular dependencies are very annoying when building a system
> from scratch (as I do with MiniMyth). However, I agree that continuing to
> have a a dependency (whether internal or external) on a package that is
> essentially obsolete is very annoying.
> Maybe a solution is to adopt the solution that GCC adopts for its circular
> dependency on packages such as gmp, mpc and mpfr. If you have extracted
> these packages to the top level directory of gcc, then it will compile and
> use those. Otherwise, it will attempt to use the versions of these libraries
> installed on the system.

another solution: remove glib dep :p You need some string functions (easy to
do), single linked list (easy to do) and hash table (a bit less easy to do).

Vincent Torri
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