Meeseeks - A library for extracting data from HTML and XML with CSS or XPath selectors

Personally it wouldn’t bother me that the Rust development package has to be installed. That’s something a programmer has to be prepared to do IMO.

But I do understand that for example in CI/CD and build / production servers people would appreciate no extra compilation work – and Rust can be slow there – so I would rather support the move to Rustler precompiled and the minimum Elixir requirement to be bumped to 1.11.

Alternatively, you can have a second package e.g. meeseeks_precompiled but that would likely increase the load on you?

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Just wanted to put in a +1 for going with Rustler precompiled and increasing the minimum required Elixir version. I’d love to be able to eliminate the rust dependency.

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Supporting Rustler precompilation is definitely the direction I’m leaning.

Things are a bit busy for me right now, but I will be working on that when I have availability.

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In production when whole deployment process definitely doesn’t take few seconds? Sure! But just think about tiny Elixir scripts (like simple scrapers) with something like 50-100 LOC. A tiny Elixir script designed for quickly doing small tasks should not “setup environment” or do literally any bigger job.

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