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Richard Walker <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 8 Jul 1997 11:27:30 +1000
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Joachim Schrod writes:
 > And it isn't impossible to do. Linux and Perl demonstrate it. The ease
 > of use of is something to die for in the TeX world!

Indeed - I am constantly amazed at how good the CPAN interface works.
If I want package XYZ I just say `install XYZ' and the module is
ftp'ed, configured, tested, and installed automatically.

Clearly the reason we do not have this for CTAN is the fact that TDS
is still only a `draft' standard.

When that is settled it should be possible to bundle up CTAN packages
in CPAN format, and then use a modified to access them.

(Maybe we need benevolent dictators (i.e. the LaTeX3 Team) to step in
here? :-)