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...
An obvious troll, a Finnish person can't write English that bad.
Just what I was gonna say too. No Finnish uni student has that bad English, that's Google Translated.
yet another great one to follow I anticipate rise in popcorn prices around the world
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.
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.
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
Originally Posted by brosis