Re: packhack now outputs JSON Lassi Kortela 25 Apr 2019 19:51 UTC

> You're welcome ;) I'm currently on the slib part - with no clever idea
> yet whether/how to consolidate the package redundancies between the
> various repos/package-managers. Poco a poco, as the Italians say ;)

That's awesome -- thanks for the effort :)

I forgot to say earlier: if it ever starts to feel boring, please feel
free to switch to something else at any time. This is all volunteer work
so no-one should feel forced to do anything unless they have accepted a
commitment. Personally, I've been working on this scraping and
aggregation out of a sense of duty more than anything else. The thought
of Lisp and Scheme languishing in obscurity is a bit painful. The work
can also be fun at times, and you invariably see things in a new way
when you generate a summary of a big mass of data (for example I didn't
really have a good picture of the Scheme library situation before we did
packhack, and there are lots of good libraries I had no idea existed),
but the details can be somewhat thankless work :) But as more and more
things are aggregated it looks like it's all worth it in the end.