Standalone :) ?? Re: [uClibc]Awk poetry ;) [was: awk replacement for initfini.pl]

John van V. john_van_v at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 14 14:12:44 UTC 2002


--- Erik Andersen <andersen at codepoet.org> wrote:
> > Now I can throw away the bloated perl-5.6/8 from my system.
> > No offence or flame please: my personal views only ;)
> 
> No no.  Awk is _way_ smaller than perl, so eliminating the
> compile time dependancy on perl will make it much easier for
> people to bootstrap standalone uClibc systems....  

Ok, but just want to re-mention, my hope is for a tiny perl and/or Ruby VM in a
loadable module and/or in the kernel -- eye on the prize ;)

> I think we all
> agree that standalone uClibc systems are a worthy goal, so
> assuming this works as promised its definately going in.

I like the sound of that.. but what is a standalone uClibc system ??
  I think I want one :)

In a nutshell that is.

John

Ps speaking of a nutshell, maybe it will be time contact OReilly Publishers :)

Also you might want to CC Aho, Weinstein and Kernnigan (sp??), they might be
pleased to know that their language is still in play after all these years.



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