reid at cs.utah.edu
Fri Feb 23 14:10:00 EST 2001
> What's Knit?
A component language for C. Announcement attached.
> Why not just distribute binaries for the platforms of interest?
People feel uncomfortable if they can't build from source themselves.
Generating binaries for a decent range of platforms is a bunch of work
(especially given the current mess in the Linux library system).
> Or runhugs scripts?
Using Hugs is attractive because it is really easy to install and very
portable. It's also too slow to use for compiling large systems or when doing
But even if we stick with Hugs, there's a little ffi'd C code in the system -
so they still have to compile some of the code themselves.
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