Re: [stali] base tools and build system (Was [dev]Shell style guide)

From: Greg Reagle <>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:34:16 -0400

On Thu, Sep 15, 2016, at 10:56 AM, Evan Gates wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 10:29 PM, Anselm R Garbe <>
> wrote:
> > Nevertheless, after an excursion to sh for several years, I'm kind of
> > favouring 9base/rc again, after all. For stali I now tend to adopt rc
> > as primary scripting language for the target system as well. For the
> > build host environment I would rather stick to sh+make instead of
> > rc+mk. We have to live with the fact that a build host environment is
> > poisoned with crap bloat to hell anyways.

My two cents...
Granted that rc+mk are far superior to /bin/sh+GNU make, but if there
are already 3rd party (i.e. not from suckless) packages/programs that
depend on sh+gmake, you might as well just use them as is. Doing a
whole lot of rewriting work just for purity's sake doesn't accomplish
much. So rc+mk can be used for suckless projects and new code in Stali
and so forth, but don't try to do huge amount of work to rewrite.
Received on Thu Sep 15 2016 - 23:34:16 CEST

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