Re: Time to rethink ifupdown
On 8/24/06, Miles Bader <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
martin f krafft <email@example.com> writes:
>> Python (and any language that depends on vast amounts of installed
>> infrastructure) seems a bit dodgy for a core low-level facility.
> It's a great language to develop stuff at a moderate speed.
It may well be (kinda ugly though) -- but that doesn't mean it's
appropriate for a core system facility, which often needs to work even
when the system is in a degraded state.
If such a facility was written in Python, it couldn't run with /usr
unreadable. That could cause problems on a corrupted disk.
(That's not to say I don't support writing it in Python, I love Python!)
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