Re: standardizing on a language
On Tue, Sep 20, 2005 at 06:52:23AM -0400, Andres Salomon wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 01:23:30AM -0400, Andres Salomon wrote:
> I'm rather disappointed by the lack of responses to this. I don't intend
> to do any more infrastructure work on the kernel packages until we pick
> something; I don't particularly feel like having the things I write
> rewritten multiple times, nor do I want to bother rewriting other people's
Hm, for some reason muttng  doesn't show waldi's response. Anyways, to
> > I'm comfortable with
> > either ruby or python; I suppose it depends on what others are more
> > comfortable with.
> I don't know anything about ruby.
Well, others are going to have to learn as well. As I said, I don't care
which is chosen, but I'd like to get others input as well. The only person
I'm aware of on the kernel team that already knows ruby is joshk; I know you
and Jurij know python already. I want to hear what other people prefer as
well, but I haven't heard many responses. If it turns out that no one else
knows ruby or python (or has a preference of what they want to learn), I'll
> > Once we have a common language, we can have a common
> > library as well
> linux-2.6/debian/lib/python already exists.
Right, which is fairly new, and assumes everyone knows python.
> > (ages ago, I wrote half a Kconfig parser in racc;
> I have a fullblown parser which is derived from the original yacc and
> flex files written in python.
Is it functional? I remember seeing you working on it on IRC, but were
having problems; does this mean you finished it?
 why must all nntp readers (and mail clients) suck?