[erlang-questions] Erlang package manager

Hugo Mills hugo@REDACTED
Sun Jan 4 05:01:15 CET 2015

On Sat, Jan 03, 2015 at 04:48:46PM +0100, the.silly.sad wrote:
> On 01/03/2015 04:46 PM, Loïc Hoguin wrote:
> >On 01/03/2015 04:26 PM, Anthony Ramine wrote:
> >>A set of static files CPAN-style sounds way easier to maintain than a
> >>complex HTTP-based protocol.
> >
> >A thousand times this.
> how is one opposite to another?
> former is a fileformat latter is a network protocol.

   If the network protocol implies a stateful interaction, or some
direct manipulation of an underlying non-file-based data model, then
it's probably going to be unusable in practice.

   Anthony is basically saying that it needs to be a true REST model,
in the sense of REST described (and implied) by Fielding. If (and only
if?) that's the case, then the serverside of the protocol can be
implemented by a set of static files. If you can't do it that way for
any given proposal, you don't have a RESTful system, and you should
probably abandon the proposal.


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