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Re: [PATCH 0/1] Rewrite /hurd/symlink on top of trivfs OFF TOPIC PRAISE

From: Sergey Bugaev
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/1] Rewrite /hurd/symlink on top of trivfs OFF TOPIC PRAISE
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:25:13 +0300

On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 10:39 PM <jbranso@dismail.de> wrote:
> Thanks for working on this!

I don't believe it: I finally got my own "OFF TOPIC PRAISE" letter!
Thank you for your kind words :)

> I'm wanting to learn more about trivfs for my caesar
> cipher eventually, but looking that how to write trivial translators makes
> me a little curious...I'll learn more about it someday.  :)
> It would be cool to have a gemini translator.  It would only take a few 100
> lines of code.

Oh yes, a Gemini translator actually sounds like a perfect exercise!
It's not as simple as /hurd/hello or /dev/yes, but still simple
enough, and would be actually useful for the end users.

Why don't you start working on it? If you run into any trouble (or are
unsure where to start from), feel free to ask me! — I'd be glad to
help you, in so much as I understand things myself (which may not be
that much, actually). Perhaps others on this list would be interested
in helping you too.

One particular thing that may turn out to be complicated: TLS, which
is mandatory in Gemini. I admit I don't have any experience
interacting with TLS from C myself, and I hear that things are indeed
complicated there [0]. So what I would do is ignore the TLS
requirement for now and implement just cleartext Gemini, even though
it's against the spec; then once things are working figure out TLS.



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