[ITP] ragel

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Tue Nov 20 21:08:00 GMT 2018

On 11/20/2018 2:00 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Ken Brown writes:
>> This package depends on the two previously ITP'd packages, kelbt and colm, so it
>> probably can't be reviewed easily until those are in the distro.
>> ragel is in Debian and Fedora:
> Just out of curiosity, what are you intending to use it for?  Also, why
> did you go for the development rather than the stable version, which is
> usually available as ragel-6 in Linux?  As a practical consequence of
> that, the description string you copied (?)  from the Linux packages is
> currently missing the additional target languages that were added back
> to ragel-7, unless you didn't configure them (I didn't check).

I needed ragel for building harfbuzz from its git repo (so that I could submit 
some patches).  I chose the development version because that's what Fedora 
packages.  The description is just the first paragraph of 
http://www.colm.net/open-source/ragel/.  But the build does support several 
languages that aren't mentioned there.


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