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Re: packaging system

From: Søren Hauberg
Subject: Re: packaging system
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 20:06:24 +0200
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Stefan van der Walt wrote:
On Sun, Jun 19, 2005 at 12:26:14PM +0200, Søren Hauberg wrote:
Introducing a toolbox field in DESCRIPTION doesn't make sense to as the package would then need to know which packages depends on it.

Why?  There are a set set of toolboxes.  Your package must just know
to which toolbox it contributes?  The problem that we were discussing
earlier, is what happens when your package contributes to more than
one toolbox.
If I write a package and someone else desides to create another package that uses my packagee, how would I know?

Anyway, I don't see it being a major hassle: include an INDEX file
with each package, and let Octave parse those index files whenever
someone wants help('toolbox').  We have the code to do so already.
I guess we can do that - I just don't see why. All the functions in a package can be found in a seperate directory, so we have the information the INDEX file would contain available. Or, are you suggesting that the INDEX file also would include the functions from the dependend packages?


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