Calling Developers and CVS Gurus
andersonlizardo at yahoo.com.br
Wed Sep 17 10:33:58 PDT 2003
[cross-posting to alfs-discuss]
Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> I would think that C is not the best language. You are doing a lot
> of string manipulation and other languages do that better than C.
> Perl would be my initial choice because of its regular expression
> capability. Besides, it wouldn't have to be compiled.
I agree with you. For the current main ALFS purpose (an automatic system
build tool for the Toolchain/QA team), a script-driven language is
easier to maintain and debug than a write/compile/fix/recompile/run
tool. Minor bugs can be easily traced, as we can easily discover if the
problem is related to the LFS-BOOK instructions or to the ALFS tool
But an ALFS tool written in C has a key advantage: it can be compiled
statically. This could be useful to create a static and isolated
run-time environment and build the LFS system inside it.
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