Re: [mu TECH] a 'printf' trick for scripts / a vindication of horrendous scripts

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Sun Jul 09 2000 - 23:54:57 CEST

On Sat, Jul 08, 2000 at 05:25:06PM -0400, Alfie Costa nicely wrote:
> On 6 Jul 2000, at 21:46, Michele Andreoli <> wrote:

> However, I don't see why this doesn't mean we can't have both 'rna' as a rustic
> demo for the first floppy, and a mighty mail program made out of Perl scripts
> as an addon***.

This is the intention.

> BTW, on extending mu, has anyone considered adding some sort of Forth
> interpreter for mu? I was thinking if there a was a very small one, it might
> fit on the boot disk, assuming space could somehow be made without losing
> anything. Forth could be useful for doing low-level tricks that 'ash' isn't
> good at.

In the first floppy we have AWK: using AWK, you can do anything.


I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't 
remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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