Re: 2.5.28 and partitions

From: Marcin Dalecki (
Date: Thu Aug 01 2002 - 16:25:49 EST

Uz.ytkownik Alexander Viro napisa?:
> On Thu, 1 Aug 2002, Thunder from the hill wrote:
>>On Thu, 1 Aug 2002, Alexander Viro wrote:
>>>More powerful?
>>Well, compared to ASCII: it's unlikely that you meet a j letter or a \033
>>in the size string.
> Huh??? That's a new meaning of "powerful"... If you mean "more compact"
> I would certainly agree (base-10 instead of base-256), but if _that_ becomes
> a problem with partition tables... IIRC, OP proposed 4096 bytes for table.
> Again, if somebody really can't check if array of characters is a valid
> representation of integer or can't implement conversion of known valid
> one to its value... What the devil are you doing here?

Ahh. we are at "devil" arguemnt level... So I will ease myself:
Why the hell don't you rewrite the whole kernel for example in LISP if
you love string processing that much?
I know I know GCC people tryed this in C for a compiler...

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