language choice of alfs
jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Dec 22 12:21:12 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.
Ok. So the idea of the language for alfs is not really up in the air.
We've already begun a POC in C, and we can begin calling that base code
alfs. All things considered, it still seems to me that C is the best
language for the official backend. Our two core developers are
comfortable with that, and it drops nicely onto a freshly built LFS
system. As far as the front-end goes, we'll see when we come to that.
As James pointed out the SRS is being written so that it is not language
specific. At this point, any further alfs discussion should really be
based on what is already documented on the wiki. There are still some
holes in the SRS, though, so we need to look at those sections in the
SRS and offer comments on the missing sections.
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