deirdre at deirdre.net
Tue Mar 14 09:18:41 PST 2000
On Tue, 14 Mar 2000, Mike Goldman wrote:
> Miles Nordin wrote:
> > It's actually a
> > tremendous undertaking. NetBSD categorically rejected CVSup because there
> > was no way in hell to get M3 running on all the (almost 30) NetBSD ports,
I found M3 didn't work very well even on LinuxPPC. Which is why I was
working on CVSup in python. I suppose I should go and get it a real
project page somewhere so others can help with the coding.
> Maybe my FreeBSD systems will get me consigned to purgatory, at least.
> > There's a real problem with M3, not so much because it sucks, as because
> > there aren't statistically enough people interested in it as ordinary
> > developers, that you end up with the sorts of ultra M3 studs you need to
> > do compiler development. I mean, look how many C users there are, and
> > then at how many people there are who know enough to improve gcc. It's
> > rather intimidating. so, M3 folk end up either,
This is why I was rewriting CVSup in Python. M3 isn't a bad language,
merely an irrelevant one.
> Right -- M3 needs to be linkable with C. This is more do-able than is the
> case with, say, Oberon-2. In M3 one can declare modules unsafe, and thus not
> use garbage collection and other funky un-C-like stuff.
Well, why not ditch M3 altogether? Python IS linkable with C.
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