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Re: hurd does NOT need /hurd

On Sun, May 19, 2002 at 07:08:16PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> "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.

Or if the Hurd forks, I presume - someone might do this, sometime, and
we might as well consider it and find a suitable name with a bit more
logical sense to it - even though /translators is a long path, it would
seem more logical for me to look for translators there, than in /hurd.

> And /translators is way too long.  :)

That's a valid point ;)

Rune B. Broberg

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