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Re: [DotGNU]DotGNU policies

From: Gopal V
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]DotGNU policies
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 19:47:50 +0530
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If memory serves me right, Peter Minten wrote:
> > > Also it means making the bytecode interpreters accessible.
> > 
> > If it "also means" this, then it goes too far IMHO.
> I agree. However, the pure rule does not say anything about the language
> functions are written in, it just says functions have to be accessible using 
> C.
> If bytecode interpreters have to be hacked than that is clearly a sign that 
> the
> functions are NOT accessible using C. Let me rephrase:

All the pnet runtine engine functions are accessible without hacking the
interpreter . We've already demonstrated it with the DGEE program which
runs it inside Goldwater and lets you access it with Apache+XmlRpc ...

And my Scripting ilrun with Python also worked really well for me without
modifying anything in libILEngine.a ..

> Hacking interpreters is usually a good sign of bad design. 

Not really ... I do that all the time ;-)

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