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Re^2: That rewrite feeling...

by blazar (Canon)
on Jan 25, 2007 at 14:38 UTC ( #596495=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: That rewrite feeling...
in thread That rewrite feeling...

I made serious headway into recreating the complete set of standard unix core utilities (excepting C compiler, et alii) in Perl,

Sounds much like the Unix Reconstruction Project. Last time I looked, I had the impression that the project was sleeping, and a random look in some of the code revealed stuff like ad hoc handling of cmd line switches, whereas one would reasonably use some Getopt::* module nowadays. I wanted to check just to be sure not to shout utter nonsense but the site seems unreachable today...

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Re^3: That rewrite feeling...
by apotheon (Deacon) on Jan 25, 2007 at 19:07 UTC

    I seem to recall seeing something similar at the URP, and it seems down today for me too. It's unfortunate to hear about the ad hock option handling.

    I didn't know about the URP when I first started work on the Perl reconstruction of core utilities, else I might have just contributed to that (or at least investigated whether contributing was something I wanted to do), but it's kind of a moot point now since I changed my focus from Perl to OCaml for that purpose.

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    - apotheon
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