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    SubjectRe: [Criticism] On the discussion about C++ modules
    On Tue, Oct 24, 2000 at 09:38:13AM -0700, Stephen Satchell wrote:
    > At 01:30 PM 10/22/00 +0200, you wrote:
    > >Yup. And I want to try out my modules coded in Visual Cobol, APL,
    > >and PL/I. Oh, and I want to rewrite ext2fs to use Befunge.
    > Would that be PL/I (F) or PL/I (H}? You have different footprint
    > problems with each of these levels. You will also need to write some
    > glue code to translate PL/I data structures to kernel structures.

    Both of course...

    > Don't forget the 2000-line SED script to deal with namespace
    > conversion in the PL/I object output.

    Oh, and why should *I* have to write any conversion-routines and glue
    code? Of course, someone else should rewrite the kernel to suit my

    > (I still have my 30-year-old PL/I documentation from my mainframe days,
    > including the compiler program logic manual.)

    Cooool! S/370 programmer?

    /David Weinehall
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