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Re: rpmreaper



On Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 12:34:45PM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-06-03 at 18:28 +0200, Miroslav Lichvar wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 11:51:09AM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> > > > I've put together a small ncurses application for removing unnecessary
> > > > packages and their dependencies from the system.
> > > 
> > > out of curiosity: any reason you did this in c directly to rpmlib rather
> > > than just using the routines that already exist in python and yum's
> > > libraries?
> > 
> > I prefer C for this kind of applications and the code for reading
> > rpmdb is quite simple, so using the libraries probably wouldn't help
> > much.
> 
> What is 'this kind of application'?

Simple applications that process lot of data in a way that doesn't
justifies using a high-level language like python.

-- 
Miroslav Lichvar


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