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Re: [libc-alpha] Re: [open-source] Re: Wish for 2002
- From: tb at becket dot net (Thomas Bushnell, BSG)
- To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at transmeta dot com>
- Cc: Roland McGrath <roland at frob dot com>, Kaz Kylheku <kaz at ashi dot footprints dot net>, Russ Allbery <rra at stanford dot edu>, <libc-alpha at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Date: 09 Jan 2002 19:09:38 -0800
- Subject: Re: [libc-alpha] Re: [open-source] Re: Wish for 2002
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Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> If you add functions eagerly because adding functions is "cheap" (like you
> claimed), then you WILL have a big footprint. And a big footprint is bad
> on small machines because it slows the whole machine down, both from a
> loading standpoint and a resource use (TLB, cache, memory etc) standpoint.
Right, but I'm inclined to think that a general-purpose glibc does not
really need to worry about desktop systems that cannot even be
> No, it's the same issue. And it happens with _new_ hardware too. The
> palmtops of today are not actually all that different from the desktops of
> 5-10 years ago.
Sure, but why do we think that we should have one library for both?
I'm happy to say: very different computers, very different needs.