[TAG] One for Ben
jimregan at o2.ie
Tue Jul 13 23:12:39 MSD 2004
Ben Okopnik wrote:
>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.
It's based on PPT, with a few extra utils from other sources. It's a
fairly nutty idea, true, but not as nuts as that project to write
filesystems in Perl.
> Contrary to popular belief, the mascot's name is _not_ "OCaml".
Someone actually thinks that?
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