[rust-dev] Deprecating rustpkg

Tony Arcieri bascule at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 15:02:20 PST 2014


On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 2:28 PM, Tim Chevalier <catamorphism at gmail.com>wrote:

> ...the design was to treat different versions of the same package as
> separate entities that can coexist. That's why package IDs include
> optional versions.
>

RubyGems does this, and I think it was a mistake that has lead to an
explosion of incidental complexity in the form of things like gemsets.

In the presence of a dependency resolver this feature is not only useless
but annoying.

-- 
Tony Arcieri
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