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RE: WebATM and Inferno?
- To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
- Subject: RE: WebATM and Inferno?
- From: "Justin W. Hitt" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Well, do not get me wrong here, but isn't Inferno a beta, and free. = Also, with all the code available, we should be able to program anything = we want for these platforms. =20 For an OS I got for free, to look at, and compile against, it came with = a lot of tools. It has compilers, debuggers, and sample code. I will = continue to work on my design documentation and requirements, and will = dig into the coding later. Keep up the great discussions. Justin (email@example.com) -- Open Systems Networking, Inc. (http://www.osn.net) =20 voice: 301-475-8721 fax: 301-475-0324 ---------- From: Stephen Arons[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Thursday, November 14, 1996 3:45 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re:WebATM and Inferno? I think the Limbo compiler does a good job at error localization and the parser recovers nicely. I haven't seen any Zippy-isms (well, just one, and it's not really fair. Try "limbo ?"). Runtime error messages are often less helpful but there is a very nice debugger. Usually I can quickly scan the sources to see where I've run off the end of an array or failed to initialize a module or otherwise frightened the vm. I mean, Limbo is a little language and runtime errors are localized; it's not the same machinery one needs to ferret out memory leaks, dangling pointers, smashed stacks, or complicated data races. I suppose there'll be some sort of visual programming environ eventually but in the meantime the wish shell is helpful. I'm not a fan of ide's which are generally too constricting and I prefer tools like the wily Acme clone. I would guess the inferno developers are going to going to decide gradually to what extent inferno will become=20 an entirely self-contained development environment. But I disagree=20 with the idea that current inferno development tools are somehow=20 unworkable or unintelligent.