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Towards a new package dependency model

Christophe Demarey 1 Damien Cassou 1 Stéphane Ducasse 1
1 RMOD - Analyses and Languages Constructs for Object-Oriented Application Evolution
LIFL - Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Lille, Inria Lille - Nord Europe
Abstract : Smalltalk originally did not have a package manager. Each Smalltalk implementation defined its own with more or less functionalities. Since 2010, Monticello/Metacello[Hen09] one package manager is available for open-source Smalltalks. It allows one to load source code packages with their dependencies. This package manager does not have all features we can find in well-known package managers like those used for the Linux operating system. This paper tries to identify the missing features and proposes solution to reach a full-featured package manager. A part of this solution is to repre-sent packages and dependencies as first-class objects, leading to the definition of a new dependency model.
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Christophe Demarey, Damien Cassou, Stéphane Ducasse. Towards a new package dependency model. International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies, Aug 2014, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-01086083⟩

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