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Re: [tlug] Peeling onions.

>>>>> "ijw" == ijw  <> writes:

    >> On the other hand, while you clearly can write operating
    >> systems in C++, Modula-3, and Lisp, where are you going to get
    >> the reasonable-quality implementations except from GNU?

    ijw> Pay money? ;-)

Paying money is acceptable to me; the licenses that go with price >
zero mostly are not.  (I don't say "non-free" because I don't have a
problem with many non-free licenses, a classic example being the
Aladdin Ghostscript license, while on the contrary some "free"
licenses are abhorrent, specifically the GFDL.)

    ijw> - The HURD, for all its faults, is a great environment for
    ijw> experimenting with user-level APIs and filesystems, because
    ijw> you can effectively replace OS functionality.

You can do that with Darwin, too, since it's also based on the Mach kernel.

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