Parrot "standard libraries"

Michael Peters mpeters at
Thu Jul 30 15:18:35 UTC 2009

James E Keenan wrote:

> 1.  Discussion of the benefits of adding any particular library to our 
> "standard set" should also include any disadvantages or risks that that 
> addition may pose.  Potential downsides would include:  More complexity 
> in configuration?  Slows down the executables?  Bigger memory footprint?

Another downside is that if you pick a version of the library to interface with, 
it might be newer or older than the version of that library shipped by an OS 
distro. So they'd only be able to use a version of Parrot that uses that same 
version of (just an example) that they are using for their other 
systems. And it gets more complicated the more libraries are used. I don't know 
how hard this will be in practice, but it's something to consider.

Michael Peters
Plus Three, LP

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