As for perl and the other scripting languages, the actual scripts are often very small because developers don't need to reinvent the wheel everytime but instead make use of the huge repository of existing classes and libraries. On Windows for example most software packages include their own dependencies. I have seen applications installing their own scripting environments, even their own Java VMs - apart from a dozen of dlls...
If you want to develop graphical applications, let me recommend you to take a look at the GNUstep project (http://www.gnustep.org). It provides a complete and clean API but is very small in comparison to the likes of KDE/Qt or GNOME.
Denis Troshin wrote:
Almost every package I install requires a few other packages. This 'idea of using dependent packages' turns FreeBSD (and other unix-systems) to an ugly monster.
For example, I don't need Perl or Python but a few packages I install require them.
Does exist a programming under unix without these dependencies?
P.S. Under Windows it is possible to write not bad applications which depend just on libraries (KERNEL32, USER32, GDI32). And these libs exist on every base system!!!
Is it possible in unix?
Before I thought that unix programs very compact, but they are huge!
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