Re: Actual environment size comparison of CML1 and CML2

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Sat May 27 2000 - 03:31:35 EST

On Sat, 27 May 2000, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> Ghods, no. cmlconfigure is exactly the second Tcl/Tk program I have
> written. I don't *like* Tcl/Tk, but I can live with it.
> Again, let's compare apples to apples. Maybe you want to throw away xconfig
> entirely. Maybe *I* want to. It's not realistically possible.

<innocent> ... and why is it impossible? Because of somebody who can't be
arsed to keep the palm away from his... pointing device for several
minutes but wants to configure the kernel?

OK, guys, let's get serious - provided that language will stay stable I'll
do the C version. You've got a description of this beast and as long as
you will remain compatible with it I don't see a problem.

Getting more regular description of the config options _is_ a good thing,
but let me repeat - in the long run fixing the underlying problems that make
configuration complex is better than suiting the tools to that complexity.

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