[Ros-talk] Anybody out there?
shasckaw at skynet.be
Sat Dec 20 22:14:48 EST 2003
Michael Kohl wrote:
>On Fri, 19 Dec 2003 13:10:39 +0100
>"T. Onoma" <transami at runbox.com> wrote:
>>I don't think SysInit in Ruby is going to cut it as a big selling
>>point, if you know what I mean.
>I'm not even conviced that init scripts written in Ruby are a great
>idea. On gentoo-dev we once had a discussion about init scripts in
>Python and people came up with quite interesting arguments. If you want
>I can go look for this thread.
I suppose gentoo follow most standards like the init system of SystemV.
But we can see even further: why not having an init process in ruby? And
an init tab as a ruby script? And then with the init process you want?
Let's kick those old scrappy run levels! :)
More seriously, one of my friend told me about a IBM developer who has
proposed to use make and makefiles in the init process. He told that
init process would run 10 times faster, with a more clear way to manage
the dependencies of the scripts (without all those SXXxxx and KXXxxx).
With ruby, we could think of using rake instead of make.
>>Surely we can borrow from the past so as not re-invent the wheel and
>>yet go beyond this and make something new and unique.
>I guess that's what most projects try, I guess it's just to tempting to
>either copy or uselessly re-invent.
"Making new things with old ones" someone said.
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