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Re: MIG->Corba

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: MIG->Corba
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 15:02:48 +0100
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On Sun, Feb 11, 2001 at 03:04:48PM +0200, Eray Ozkural (exa) wrote:
> Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > 
> > I think it is single server, not multi server. There are many single server
> > systems, and they share the same deficiencies as monolithical kernels.
> > The linux kernel is also "modular", the term is not clear and as thus it is
> > confusing to use it.
> Let me just confess my religious view about this then ;)

I am not interested in religious discussion, but I see that you have
technicl arguments, too ;)

> What I would like is a low level systems language that has message
> passing as a fundamental operation, implementing every possible
> optimization at the wisdom of a real compiler.

It's all free software here, so you are invited to work on that.
If you have something working, we can check if we want to adopt it
for the Hurd. The bigger the change, the less likely is it that it
will be adopted soon or at all.

> If you're talking about a really exciting hack, that would be
> it; not CORBA...

I am most interested in something that works and will be done by someone.
I am not so interested in wishful thinking and major redesigns. I am even
less interested in a language discussion of any sort. But the Hurd exists to
allow for everyone to be happy. Everything in the Hurd is optional, so you
can build on top of the existing stuff and hope that enough people recognize
the value of the way you are going and follow.


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