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Re: Init : someone could comment this ?



On Jan 6, 2008 2:09 PM, Nils Philippsen <nphilipp redhat com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-01-06 at 10:52 -0500, Yaakov Nemoy wrote:
> > Haskell has a few advantages over C.  It's very easy to write a
> > wrapper in Haskell that checks if file 'foo' is newer than the binary
> > that it's trying to execute, and if so, to compile the new file, load
> > up the new binary and keep running.
>
> You would have to have very good arguments to require a compiler
> collection just to boot a system.

Which are the same requirements you would have to propose to put a
just in time compiler and virtual machine.  I stated before, the only
way to know if this kind of a system is ultimately faster is to
actually implement it fully, and benchmark it.

In this case, the argument would be to use Haskell to define init
scripts, and possibly other aspects of the boot process.  You gain the
power Haskell provides.  You lose the advantage of a well known
language.

-Yaakov


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