Alastair Reid reid at cs.utah.edu
Fri Feb 23 14:10:00 EST 2001

> What's Knit?

A component language for C.  Announcement attached.

> Why not just distribute binaries for the platforms of interest?

People feel uncomfortable if they can't build from source themselves.
Generating binaries for a decent range of platforms is a bunch of work
(especially given the current mess in the Linux library system).

> Or runhugs scripts?

Using Hugs is attractive because it is really easy to install and very
portable.  It's also too slow to use for compiling large systems or when doing
cross-component inlining.

But even if we stick with Hugs, there's a little ffi'd C code in the system -
so they still have to compile some of the code themselves.

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