On Tue, 10 Sep 2002, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
(Yes, it would perhaps make sense to create, say, dist-3.1, that would
merge back in the changes from the Perl units.)
At the time I set up these directories, that would have implied
volunteering to take over dist maintenance. dist was still actively being
used by at least a few folks (e.g. including Wayne Davison, maintainer of
trn) and maintaining it and keeping the diverse users happy was not
something I was keen to do.
Now, it probably doesn't really matter.
But better, I think, would be to teach metaconfig to not bother with the
dist standard units at all, but just grab everything from the U/
directory. (We could then make a U/std directory for standard dist units,
if we wanted, and populate it only with those useful ones from the
Of course these are all ideas I've had for years but have never done
anything with, so make of them what you will.
Andy Dougherty email@example.com