GPC 2006 (Pascal) -- deprecated or "expired"??

Mikhail T. mi+thun at
Mon Jun 6 01:38:12 UTC 2011

On 05.06.2011 12:43, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Let it rest.  You could have offered to maintain it, but you didn't.
This is nonsense. *I* don't care for *this* port. *I* wrote *my* last 
Pascal program twenty years ago in 1991. My objections is to the 
/policy/, which leads to the removal of perfectly-building ports, such 
as lang/gpc (and databases/db2 before it) based on subjective decisions 
of fallible humans.

This policy makes but a dent in the total size of the ports tree -- and 
the associated costs of storage, bandwidth, and processing power. But it 
is likely to cause great inconvenience to some user(s), who may some day 
decide to upgrade their trusty old FreeBSD server to a trusty new 
FreeBSD server only to discover, that the piece of software, that's of 
some importance to them, is no longer available as a port.

And while we can't fix everything, what is broken, we should not be 
preemptively removing, what is not.


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