[TAG] One for Ben
ben at callahans.org
Tue Jul 13 17:46:19 MSD 2004
On Tue, Jul 13, 2004 at 10:56:17AM +0100, Jimmy O'Regan wrote:
> Perl Linux. A distribution where everything, except the kernel and Perl,
> is written in Perl.
Wow. Weird. I'm very familiar with the Perl Power Tools (essentially,
the GNU toolkit for Unix reimplemented in Perl) - in fact, I recommend
them to my students as a bunch of well-written code to study; I also
think it's a really good idea of the same kind as having a
statically-compiled shell. An entire Perl-based distro, though? Is there
a _point_ to straining a Camel  through the eye of a needle? I mean,
cool that it can be done... but you end up with pureed camel, and who
wants that? Messy.
 Contrary to popular belief, the mascot's name is _not_ "OCaml".
* Ben Okopnik * okopnik.freeshell.org * Editor-in-Chief, Linux Gazette *
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