David O'Brien wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 09:48:24AM -0300, Daniel Capo Sobral wrote:
>>When I first wrote the loader.conf thingy, I couldn't get the value
>>of environment variables from the FICL environment.
> ...
>>Anyway, I have been too busy lately to do anything with FreeBSD that
>>is not directly related to things I have to do at work, and it doesn't
>>look like slacking up so soon. So, unfortunately, I don't have time to
>>do any of the little things that have been cropping up with loader.
> A very good reason the loader should have used something other then a
> language only 1% of the FreeBSD committers (and entire community) has
> knowledge of.

/me shrugs

I myself questioned the wisdom of using Forth at the time, and Jordan 
simply replied I was free to find a more popular language with a freely 
available interpreter that would fit in as small a space as FICL did.

Daniel C. Sobral                   (8-DCS)

True leadership is the art of changing
a group from what it is to what it ought to be.
                -- Virginia Allan

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