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Re: Lua as a scripting language in NetBSD
On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 09:03:20PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> Second is a new small footprint DHCP server. Lua makes a sane
> configuration language here with the possibility of arbitrary
That's not a feature. Config formats shouldn't be Turing-complete.
> For scripts a good candidate for use is pkg_install. The current use of
> sh/awk/sed both requires larger bootstrap kits on !NetBSD and makes it
> difficult to correctly handle e.g. configuration files with spaces (XXX
> add PR reference here). This is not strictly a reason to move it to
> base, but might provide an idea for what it is useful.
I'm not sure I understand this. Isn't pkg_install mostly compiled C
code? Is the goal to rewrite it in Lua instead of C?
David A. Holland
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