[CS-FSLUG] The Advantages of Dependency Hell

Ed Hurst ehurst at asisaid.com
Mon Feb 21 20:46:46 CST 2005

Don Parris wrote:
> I really want to be sure my understanding (at least at a basic level)
> is accurate.  Are the reasons for linking programs the same reasons I
> mention?  I mean, for someone new to all of this, it could be a bit
> daunting.  I never really paid it much attention, to be honest.  Why
> is there no dependency hell in Windows?  Is it because the devs
> include all the necessary libraries in their program?  Should I assume
> this is an inefficient coding practice?

There is only one GUI for Windows, so to speak. You can bring in other 
toolkits (my wife has tcl/tk for Windows on her computer), but there is 
only one API. Unix has far more choice. The big four are Gtk2, Qt, Motif 
(still) and X/Athena. There are dozens of others, too.

Ed Hurst
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