On Sunday 05 June 2005 10:48, Christian Neukirchen wrote:
> Jim Freeze <jim / freeze.org> writes:
> > * Christian Neukirchen <chneukirchen / gmail.com> [2005-06-05 07:59:15 
+0900]:
> >> Package doesn't try to conquer the world, however, it aims to be just
> >> a tool that would be useful if it was standard and everyone could
> >> build on due to it's policy-neutrality
> >>
> >> What advantages will Package have over setup.rb and mkmf.rb, as
> >> they are now?
> >
> > I find mkmf.rb very useful to create a Makefile when I am building a C
> > wrapper to some library. Will Package do the same thing, or will mkmf
> > still be needed?
>
> Package will try to provide a more clean (no icky globals, for
> example) API for the things mkmf.rb does.  I think I'll start with a
> recent mkmf.rb and refactor it heavily.

A clean API sounds good, it would be nice if it could be used as a
library to allow easy integration into other tools, e.g. Rant.
OTOH if Package uses Rant or Rake it is easier to make it portable
and there would be less dependencies on external (non-Ruby) tools.

Stefan