Why are there so many different AUR helpers?

Do they get obsolete fast if they aren’t maintained?

And why doesn’t paru do everything that yay does? If it’s newer I would expect it to be a fork and retain all the functionality.

Why are there so many? Apparently they’re easy to create and each developer has his own preference.

See AUR helpers - ArchWiki for further info.

Paru is technically not a fork of Yay as it’s written in Rust while Yay is written in Go. As far as I know, Paru can do everything Yay can and more.


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