Jim Bryant wrote:
> Dave Cornejo wrote:
>> you wrote:
>>> And just for the record: PERL is right out (of space) for this
>> as I assume emacs would be too? :-(
> Hey now! Them's fightin' words! :^)
> Emacs makes the sun shine,
> Emacs makes the birds sing,
> Emacs makes the grass grow green!
> chsh -s /usr/local/bin/emacs root
> So what if FreeBSD can run on a 4 meg machine once it's booted, if it
> can't use eight megs while booting, and do your laundry for you at the
> same time!
> Emacs r0x!
OF course, emacs would be a little large and bloated, no matter how much I like it, or
you like it, but, you do bring up a viable
alternative to FORTH [which is unlikely to be scrapped in the bootloader], and so far,
it may be the only viable alternative
discussed so far, and that is LISP.
LISP can be implemented in a tiny form, it is the OLDEST high-level language in
computing, it has a LARGE base of programmers, and
it is easy to learn. Full Common-LISP wouldn't be necessary for a bootloader, only a
EMACS may be large, some will say bloated, but it is a tribute to the sheer
flexibility of the LISP language.
I doubt if the bootloader will ever change from FORTH, but if it does, I suggest LISP
as the preferred choice on a short-list of
ET has one helluva sense of humor!
He's always anal-probing right-wing schizos!
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