[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Python init (was: bash vs. python scripts - which one is better?)

On 2007-08-20 19:45:19 -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
>> There are also maintenance issues with incorporating a complex language 
>> that's under active development as a critical part of an operating system. 
>>  FreeBSD dropped Perl from their base system because "base Perl" became 
>> such a pain to maintain.  They were essentially put in the position of 
>> having to fork Perl to maintain any sort of stable target, and that was 
>> more work than they wanted to take on.
>     But..  I thought nothing was ever dropped from Perl.  >.>

Nothing was dropped from Perl. It seems that the main problem
concerning FreeBSD is that Perl was growing quite fast (e.g. more
and more features, not needed in the FreeBSD base), and of course,
installing an incomplete version of Perl would lead to problems.
See <http://kerneltrap.org/node/178>.

Vincent Lefèvre <vincent@vinc17.org> - Web: <http://www.vinc17.org/>
100% accessible validated (X)HTML - Blog: <http://www.vinc17.org/blog/>
Work: CR INRIA - computer arithmetic / Arenaire project (LIP, ENS-Lyon)

Reply to: