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    Default Latest Trolling? The Linux Kernel In Perl

    Phoronix: Latest Trolling? The Linux Kernel In Perl

    For those in need of some light reading this weekend, the latest comical proposal hitting the Linux kernel mailing list is to have a new project writing portions of the kernel in the Perl programming language...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU1OTk

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    An obvious troll, a Finnish person can't write English that bad.

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    Just what I was gonna say too. No Finnish uni student has that bad English, that's Google Translated.

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    yet another great one to follow I anticipate rise in popcorn prices around the world

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    Default Wants to rewrite kernel in Perl, yet never used Gentoo

    Kernel A can't be upgraded to A+1, because kernel A+1 depends on Perl version B+1.
    Perl version B can't be upgraded to version B+1, because currently used Kernel A does not support Perl version B+1.

    Do you want to destroy the system via force install Kernel A+1 and Perl version B+1? (Y/n)

    Welcome to circular dependency hell.

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    What makes it far more obvious he's trolling is that he tries to rewrite fractions of a kernel he acknowledges is big (and big ALWAYS means harder to understand), instead of trying the concept with something simpler, like a microkernel. Minix up to version 2, for example, was designed for teaching kernels, that's a good one to try new concepts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brosis View Post
    Kernel A can't be upgraded to A+1, because kernel A+1 depends on Perl version B+1.
    Perl version B can't be upgraded to version B+1, because currently used Kernel A does not support Perl version B+1.

    Do you want to destroy the system via force install Kernel A+1 and Perl version B+1? (Y/n)

    Welcome to circular dependency hell.
    Wouldn't happen.. You'd embed a version of the perl interpretor inside the kernel itself so that it didnt have an external dependency. Each kernel would depend upon the version of perl embedded inside of itself

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