gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Nov 22 10:52:21 PST 2005
Roger Merchberger wrote:
> Rumor has it that Gerard Beekmans may have mentioned these words:
Rumors are wrong ;)
> RAMdisk. Ever *swap floppies* just to compile a 4-line program? It ain't
> fun. ]]
No I can't say I've ever done that. I remember floppies in general. Not
fun. Try to install an OS from floppies just to find floppy 12 of 20 is
damaged and can't be read. Great fun.
> Not really intended to say much - just thought I'd "share with the
> group." ;-)
Thanks for your input, Roger.
Your Python code is probably as cryptic to me as C code is to you. In
the end that can't be helped. Everybody prefers their language of choice.
I can see benefits from a scripting language in that it saves having to
recompile every time you make a change. C is kind of annoying for that.
I'm not concerned with speed penalties of scripted languages (perl and
python seem to be our two most supported choices) vs. C or C++.
I don't think we can really make a choice based on which is more
powerful. All languages get the job done. In the end it's a matter of
preference I think.
I don't mind holding a vote, but I can see it happening already:
everybody prefers their own languages and we don't get anywhere still.
Thomas, what are your thoughts on this? You said you were comfortable
with both C and Python. Any preference as to what you think the official
ALFS programs should be coded in?
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