Re: Time to rethink ifupdown
On Thu, 24 Aug 2006 08:43:22 +0100, martin f krafft <email@example.com> said:
> also sprach Miles Bader <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2006.08.24.0334
>> 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.
> Also note that much of Debian started out as Perl. I won't compare
> the two, but it's basically the same. And there is python-minimal
> and I have heard rumours that it will be in base soon.
If we were starting out from scratch, sure, there would be
little difference -- but we already have a minimal Perl essential
package, and I am not sure bloating the minimal install with yet
another scripting language is a good idea.
If we are gonna be doing so, however, ruby is a better
scripting language to add to base. Personally, I tink adding ayet
another language would be a mistake, though.
Ever wonder if taxation without representation might have been
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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