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C/C++ compiler?



    Is there any really big reason why a C and/or C++ compiler couldn't
be developed to compile code for Inferno?  Obviously, you'd miss out on
the benefits of Limbo, but then lots of really useful tools could be
ported easily to the Inferno environment.

    Just how close is Inferno to UNIX anyhow?  If a C compiler is
possible, could you then port things as complex as X Windows?  I've
gotten to the point where running an X server on my NT machine which
connects to a machine across campus is nice, but actually having 
a window with UNIX/X running locally (in NT!) would be really nice.  
Inferno is the closest thing I've ever seen to this.  What really needs
to be done is a port of Linux to NT.  =)


David Ross
dross@pobox.com