Re: Announcing CML2, a replacement for the kbuild system

From: Jonathan Walther (
Date: Fri Jun 02 2000 - 23:25:23 EST


Using Python isn't the kind of "laughing in the face of danger" they
admire. After all, Python is a wimpy fru-fru Object Oriented language;
no self respecting kernel he-man would lower himself to rely on
one of THOSE to compile his kernel. No sirree bob, its gotta be
C and gmake all the way, with possibly a bit of bash and tcl
thrown in. Although it should soon (I give it 2 years) Python has
not yet entered the pantheon of "installed on every Unix box"
tools and utilities. Good luck getting CML2 into the kernel.

It isn't true unless it makes you laugh, but you don't
really understand it till it makes you cry.

On Fri, 2 Jun 2000, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> > be; if you were you would have known what a storm of protest the use
> > of python would have raised, which using lex and yacc would have
> > avoided almost altogether.
> I'd have proposed it anyway. because the first law of this crowd is
> "Laugh in the face of danger!".

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