On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 03:31:55PM +0000, Simon Cozens wrote: > One of Glib's aims is portability. They're trying to extend to as many > platforms as possible because they want GNOME to extend to as many > platforms as possible. Our support helps them in other ways as well. > Portability goals are pretty common. > > Remember all that I8/U8/I16/U16/I32/U32 stuff? They've already done > that. Maybe we've got more platforms covered than they have, but then > we can help them. > > Of course, this would mean that Perl would have a GNU-style > ./configure && make build cycle. I only throw that in to make some more > people go "Ooooh!" My thought - we should have a glib independant layer, so we can use glib/nspr/whatever whizz-bang library is available. But I fear this may be virtualising things too far. I dunno, it's an idea.