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Re: hurd does NOT need /hurd



"Rune B. Broberg" <mihtjel@mihtjel.dk> writes:

> On Sun, May 19, 2002 at 06:59:52PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > In the Hurd, there is a totally different way of starting programs, in
> > addition to "started by users at the shell" and "started implicitly by
> > other programs".  This way goes by the heading "passive translators",
> > and it is such beasties that live in the /hurd directory.
> 
> Why not in /translators, given the possibility that some other OS might
> implement this seemingly good idea?

You can't just slather on translators to an existing Unixoid system.
So only if someone else starts from the ground up is that likely to
happen.

And /translators is way too long.  :)

Thomas


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