built-in scripting languages

Redvers Davies openmoko at unixfu.com
Tue Jan 23 04:57:02 CET 2007

On Tue, 2007-01-23 at 10:12 +0800, Ben Lau wrote:
> I also think that it should come with none of any scripting language
> beside shell script and Javascript (by web browser). Python/Perl is
> too huge.

It's a balance.  Size utilization against use.  So, the questions I
would ask if I were a proponent for having an installed high level
language would be:

1) What useful software is there for this platform which has a
specifical language as a dependancy.
2) What is the absolute minimum installation required to achive this

The smaller your core and the more useful stuff it contributes the
better chance you have of it being included by default.

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