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Re: A few observations about systemd

On Feb 26, Goswin von Brederlow <goswin-v-b@web.de> wrote:

> By that reasonsing we should not support bsd, hurd, mips, arm, ppc,
> ia64, s390 either. Hell lets drop i386 too.
Indeed. The reason we support niche architectures and toy ports is that 
some people are interested in doing the work, and that these do not 
hinder developement of the architectures that people actually use.
When m68k started inconveniencing too much the real world development,
the port was killed and the sky did not fall.

I do not mind if some people like to play with kFreeBSD and Hurd as 
long as they do not inconvenience me too much, both as a user and as a 

> Experience has shown that supporting more than just the majority
> architecture has real positive effects too.
This is true, but after we have covered all the useful combinations of 
endianity, size of variables and char signedness, the incremental 
benefits of adopting a new architecture just for its sake are minimal.


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