Re: Announcing CML2, a replacement for the kbuild system

From: Alex Buell (
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 16:44:44 EST

On Wed, 24 May 2000, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> Even if this weren't true, we'd be trading dependencies and not adding
> one. The Perl stuff in the scripts directory will go away shortly
> (that is, assuming that Linus approves the CML1->CML2 change). This
> would be a net gain in kernel autonomy, as Perl *can't* be compiled
> away.

I'm not entirely convinced that it is desirable to have to install yet
another scripting language just to run CML2.

Why not write a C program to interpret CML2? - I assume that if you have
the kernel sources, you already have a C compiler around. That at least,
is the minimum one should aim for.


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