carton at Ivy.NET
Fri Mar 15 14:33:42 PST 2002
>>>>> "sn" == Sean Neakums <sneakums at zork.net> writes:
sn> Just use libproprlist. . . . Eliminate the compiler
I assume libproprlist _is_ a compiler. It translates some language
into C data structures. We already have a program called cc that does
the same job. If C is such a terrible language that it isn't even
good enough for the menial task of configuring C programs, then why
write programs in C?
In the Opus Maximus days, the Opus people had to write a configuration
file compiler and a configuration loader because, although Opus was
free software, their C compiler was not. Now that everyone has cc and
libdl, where's the problem?
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invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.''
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