stefanor at cox.net
Mon Jun 18 20:30:51 EDT 2007
On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 05:20:48PM -0700, brad clawsie wrote:
> > Exhibit A: Package managers exist. Exhibit B: Autoconf exists.
> > I rest my case.
> no. install the latest copy of ubuntu. look for the autotools. not
> there? thats right. somehow debian/unbuntu and derived distros are
> capable of installing tens of thousands of packages without nary a
> compiler installed.
> > An operating system should have a simple, clear, consistent design. Not
> > unlike a certain programming language named after a dead
> > mathematition
> unix is indeed largely consistent as originally conceived and executed
> through most of its history. simple small tools. everything is a
> file. ascii config files.
> > Still, I don't have the skill to write a functioning operating
> > system
> writing an operating system in haskell would solve absolutely
> nothing. in the end the userland is still a much larger portion of the
> codebase, or should we rewrite all of that too?
I'd like to take this opportunity to remind the world of a piece of
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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