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Re: Time to rethink ifupdown

On Thursday 24 August 2006 09:58, Miles Bader wrote:
> martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> 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.
Remember also the Embedded Debian project, which produces code that works 
on very small machines with limited disk and memory.  It would be shame to
build something that they could not use.  Many of these embedded systems
do not have Python installed and would not have room to add it - even

This kind of box is also probably the most likely to use complicated
connection setups, they typically have multiple interfaces and are using
them all at once.

> -Miles
> --
> `...the Soviet Union was sliding in to an economic collapse so
> comprehensive that in the end its factories produced not goods but bads:
> finished products less valuable than the raw materials they were made
> from.'  [The Economist]

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