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Artifact ID: 65bf1999ccb8f72da5fed6a2582efb31639de957
Page Name:Application Example: Silktorrent Package Manager
Date: 2016-08-02 22:23:55
Original User: martin_vahi
Parent: 5e567cf3dad1b9f7a4f9d148d52420672c03dbbc (diff)
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The Core Idea

If the silktorrent packet is a tar-file that contains folders 

payload

header

then in software projects and HTML pages  the content of the folders payload and header can be referenced by using the tree encoding:

<tar-file name>/payload/<the file or folder relative to the folder payload>

<tar-file name>/header/<the file or folder relative to the folder header>

The <tar-file name> can be also the name of a local folder or some folder at some publicly hosted web page. The include/require/src/uses statements of various programming languages and configurations files, including HTML, can be modified by changing the prefix of the <tar-file name>. That allows an HTML-page to be switched from using JavaScript libraries from one site to using the very same JavaScript libraries from another site.

http://www.first_site.com/<tar-file name>/payload/the_JavaScript_library.js

http://www.second_site.com/<tar-file name>/payload/the_JavaScript_library.js

Due to the possibility to use regular expressions, the proposed solution does not require code generation. It might be usable with many existing IDE-s without requiring any additional tools or plugins. The solution is also programming language agnostic.


Theory

The Core Idea has an assumption that backwards compatibility of libraries does not exist, even if advertised. Whenever a software component dependency is declared by stating that the version of the dependency is "newest" or "greater than X", a flaw is introduced. That is the reason, why Linux/BSD/etc. package collections are "unstable" and NEVER WILL BE "stable". For built/compiled software components each combination of build parameters, compiler, environment set-up is actually a separate version of the software component


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