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Re: Parsing of Config files (was Re: GRUB installation thoughts)

>>>>> Thomas Bushnell, BSG writes:

 TB> Gordon Matzigkeit <gord@trick.fig.org> writes:
 >> As far as scripting languages, GNU is settling on Guile, so I
 >> would imagine that eventually, the `menu.lst' would either use
 >> Guile, or have a Guile-like syntax, and be renamed so that there
 >> was no confusion or problems with backward-compatibility.

 TB> I'm sympathetic to this, and it would be kind of cool to have
 TB> guile in the boot loader.  I am a little concerned about how fast
 TB> such a bootloader would start up.

There's a lot of discussion on the Guile lists about adding
configure-time options to build a totally-stripped-down version of
libguile.  That will have to happen before anything like GRUB uses it.

But I can dream, can't I. ;)

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