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SubjectRe: [kbuild-devel] Converting the 2.5 kernel to kbuild 2.5
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On Tuesdayen den 4 December 2001 18.08, RaúlNúñez de Arenas	 Coronado wrote:
> Hi Matthias :)
>
> >Creating a dependency on Python? Is a non-issue.
>
> Maybe for you. For me it *is* an issue. I don't like more and
> more dependencies for the kernel. I mean, if I can drop kbuild and
> keep on building the kernel with the old good 'make config' I won't
> worry, but otherwise I don't think that kernel building depends on
> something like Python.
>
> Why must I install Python in order to compile the kernel? I don't
> understand this. I think there are better alternatives, but kbuild
> seems to be imposed any way.
>
> >You don't make the pen yourself when writing a letter either.
>
> I don't like to be forced in a particular pen, that's the reason
> why I use and develop for linux.
>
> >What are the precise issues with Python? Just claiming it is an
> >issue is not useful for discussing this. Archive pointers are
> >welcome.
>
> Well, let's start writing kernel drivers with Python, Perl, PHP,
> awk, etc... And, why not, C++, Ada, Modula, etc...
>
> The kernel should depend just on the compiler and assembler, IMHO.

And you'll select and pass every .c file directly to the compiler via the
command line ?? Sounds like a giant step forwards !!

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