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Homebrew vs WAPM: What are the differences?

What is Homebrew? The Missing Package Manager for macOS. Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple didn’t. Homebrew installs packages to their own directory and then symlinks their files into /usr/local.

What is WAPM? The WebAssembly Package Manager. The wapm client can install packages, manage WebAssembly dependencies, and expose WebAssembly behavior with commands.

Homebrew and WAPM belong to "Package Managers" category of the tech stack.

Homebrew is an open source tool with 18.2K GitHub stars and 4.08K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Homebrew's open source repository on GitHub.

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    What is Homebrew?

    Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple didn’t. Homebrew installs packages to their own directory and then symlinks their files into /usr/local.

    What is WAPM?

    The wapm client can install packages, manage WebAssembly dependencies, and expose WebAssembly behavior with commands.

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    What are some alternatives to Homebrew and WAPM?
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    pip
    It is the package installer for Python. You can use pip to install packages from the Python Package Index and other indexes.
    npm
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