language choice of alfs
jwrober at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Dec 19 19:29:32 PST 2004
Hui Zhou wrote:
> I know there is a decision earlier that the new alfs tool will be coded
> in C. I have been quite seriously learning, thinking, studying
> programming languages for a recent a few months, and would like to throw
> in my 2 cents before a code base forms.
> IMHO, C is the worst choice for the job. ATM, I recommend python. I will
> not layout the arguments here since there are plenty given by many more
> distinguished people.
> I understand that developers and the skills of developers is not a
> choice here, so if it will be C, so be it. But I think the arguments
> given before are quite moo-moo.
Actually that is one of the reasons we are writing an SRS in the first
place. If we write it correctly, you should be able to create your own
version of alfs in python if you wish. One thing I personally would
love to see is a GUI client for X (e.g. GNOME or KDE - I use GNOME). I
have seen lots of RH tools written in python to be run in X that are
very full featured.
There are pros and cons for all things. I am not a coder and so do not
know what they are in this case. I read the rest of the thread and
noticed some good comments for and against C. I'll let the coders
handle this one.
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