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SubjectRe: ANNOUNCE: Linux Kernel ORB: kORBit
Hi!

> > It was just an example. Basically, you'd be able to do in with just
> > about any language that has ORBit bindings.
> >
> > Ben Ford wrote:
> > > Why would you *ever* want to write a device driver in perl???
> >
>
> Precisely... but also, there could be a case where perl would make
> sense. Consider an FTP filesystem. There performance is not dictated by
> the speed of the language, it's limited by bandwidth. It could make sense
> to write your almighty FTPfs like this:
>
> 1. Prototype it in Perl, get all the bugs out.
> 2. Rewrite in C in userspace, get all the bugs out.
> 3. recompile/relink in kernel space with no source modifications
> 4. ship product. :)

Bad example, as (with codafs), you can do this safely & nicely without
korbit. See http://uservfs.sourceforge.net/
Pavel
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