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From: "Stuart Herbert" <Stuart.Herbert@...>
Subject: RE: Java Script Libraries
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 10:53:54 -0000
> While I agree that it is certainly easier to keep the packages as
> UPSTREAM bundles them, I'm not convinced that this is always a good
> idea. If the effort is small, I'd rather patch the package to use the
> standard libraries and send the patch upstream. Not only because it's
> simply bad programming style but also because it's easier to handle
> security this way. 

Best of luck with that ... but don't be surprised if UPSTREAM do not
adopt these patches.  It's not always bad programming style - it's often
the only pragmatic thing to do.

UPSTREAM bundle libraries because bitter experience (with poor ISP and
shared hosting solutions) has taught the PHP community that if you need
a third-party library and you don't bundle it, chances are that the
third-party library won't be available.

(The PHP and PEAR community also have to accept a lot of the blame for
this state of affairs, by failing to provide an equivalent to CPAN from
day one).

Best regards,
Stu

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