How many levels of plug-in can you find?

It’s probably going to be quiet for at least a few days because of the Christmas holiday, though I’ll of course have the normal weekend features up.

In the meantime, here’s something to ponder: this post about tmux and plugins for it led me to thinking about plugins in general.  The pkg system is sort of a plugin scheme for BSDs, much like apt for Debian, yum, etc.  Each language has its own libraries to load and plugins to manage past that, like Perl’s CPAN.  Nowadays, applications have their own plugins.  For instance, a system with WordPress installed with PHP installed with PHP plugins required with WordPress plugins that also require given PHP libraries.  WordPress manages keeping itself and its plugins up to date, but not the underlying PHP installation.   You can get something similar with Perl along with the Perl-specific package updates, through cpanm.  Or, npm, which seems to be its own world of constant flux.

How many levels could this go?  Like running multiple emulators within each other, how many levels of plugin could you achieve?  There’s probably a series of levels proceeding from tedious to barely maintainable to ridiculous.

In Other BSDs for 2019/11/09

Aaaand back to normal.

In Other BSDs for 2019/11/02

I still haven’t caught up, natch, but not going to miss this week!

 

In Other BSDs for 2019/09/14

Still a backlog, no matter how much I link.

In Other BSDs for 2019/08/17

This is a somewhat pre-made post coming off a week on the road, so I packed it chock-full.

Lazy Reading for 2019/07/07

No unplanned theme evolved this week, but that’s OK.

Your listening link of the week: Kerrang’s 50 best metal bands of the last decade.  You (may have) heard it here first on #1.  (via)

Lazy Reading for 2019/06/16

Inadvertent theme this week: games.  Yet somehow I didn’t include a roguelike?  Dang.

Lazy Reading for 2019/05/05

I’m really loading up with links this weekend; make some time to read today.

In Other BSDs for 2019/04/20

Nicely mixed topics this week.

Lazy Reading for 2019/03/24

Lots of link clustering this week.

In Other BSDs for 2019/03/16

There’s a number of long-running BSD series out there nowadays, some of which I’m linking to here.  That’s a nice change.

Lazy Reading for 2019/02/10

No theme this week!

 

In Other BSDs for 2019/02/02

Inadvertent theme: release news.

Lazy Reading for 2019/01/20

One advantage of having a link ‘backlog’ is that I can pick and choose a bit, to present grouped items.

In Other BSDs for 2018/12/29

A big reading week. Enjoy!

Lazy Reading for 2018/12/23

Merry almost Christmas!  I hope you like reading, because I’m linking to some large collections of text.

Lazy Reading for 2018/10/21

Still clearing…

In Other BSDs for 2018/10/13

Still playing catchup with links.

 

Lazy Reading for 2018/10/07

Old computer theme this week.  That may be more of a constant.

 

Lazy Reading for 2018/09/30

I cleared my tab backlog, but I still have a RSS backlog to work through here.  Please be patient as I post a crapton of links and still don’t make it to the end.

Your unrelated listening of the week: The Best Metal on Bandcamp: September 2018.  Witch Ripper and Pig Destroyer are pretty fun, both to listen to and to say.