DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2009-03
Re: DragonFly boot2 - moved out of commits thread
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Date: 08 Mar 2009 20:45:28 GMT
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Sorry, this part of the thread is becoming more and more
off-topic ... is there a dragonfly-chat group this could
be moved to?
Bill Hacker wrote:
> Oliver Fromme wrote:
> *snip* (evidence that senility is wasted on the aged...)
> > so you can't implement it in Forth.
> nineteen NINETY 7/8 ???
I'm confused ... How does that remark relate to the line
that you quoted?
Anyway: Yes, Mike Smith started to integrate FICL into the
boot loader in 1997/98. If you don't believe me, you can
easily look it up in the CVS repository.
> IIRC, Chuck had ported FORTH to over a dozen machine/CPU architectures
> before the *1970's* were out.
Sure, but what does that have to do with the boot loader?
> Sun didn't pick it just 'coz it fit into an affordable chip. They picked
> it because it could do everything they needed to have done, and UNLIKE
> hand-generated machine-code, was already incredibly portable.
Of course they needed something portable that could be
easily scripted. Otherwise they wouldn't have bothered
to put _any_ language into OpenBoot. And among the
choices at that time (1988), Forth was pretty much the
> D'you have any idea what a Sun workstation cost in relative terms of the
Yes, I do. I'm not as young as you seem to think,
(I'm sorry if I misunderstood parts of your postings.
Sometimes your postings are a bit difficult to read, but
that's probably because I'm not a native English speaker.)
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