Re: [KBUILD] Re: Announcing CML2, a replacement for the kbuild system

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 21:21:50 EST

Peter Samuelson scripsit:

> If it is determined that Python
> is an absolutely onerous requirement and that the system must build
> with gcc only, it's not reasonable to expect Linus to run `freeze'
> every time someone patches the Python source. Nor is it practical to
> require every CML2 patch submitter to include the patch to frozen C.

Patches *to* cmlcompile and cmlconfig would presumably be in Python,
and the Makefile for these programs would include a freeze step.
Changes to the CML itself would not require refreezing anything,
as they only change the pickled rulebase.

Are you under the impression that CML2 is a subset of Python, or
that it's interpreted by the Python interpreter directly, or something?
Not so. It is a distinct language, implemented with a compiler and a VM,
both of which happen in turn to be implemented in Python. Since it
is possible to compile Python to C, both compiler and VM
can be supplied in either C-source or executable form.

John Cowan                         
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