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Homebrew: A Packagers Deep Dive

Mike McQuaid
November 09, 2021

Homebrew: A Packagers Deep Dive

A deep-dive on the interesting (both good and bad) aspects of the Homebrew package manager that will be interesting to other package manager maintainers or enthusiasts.

Based on my experience as a user (and very sporadic packager) of other OS system and language package managers I detail the things I feel that Homebrew does well, badly and what we plan on changing and what we cannot.

Mike McQuaid

November 09, 2021

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