Like I said, it depends on your definition of embedded, I guess. I work with set-top boxes, which most people tend to regard as embedded. I suppose you could start to define it by the amount of RAM and CPU power available. :-) I'd notice putting Perl on it, but that's because I'd have to build it first. Python doesn't seem to like cross-compiling for mipsel; no idea if Perl is better. (For what it's worth, the dev system here has both 256Mb and an attached hard disk I could use for swap if needed. Production boards can be differently configured, though.) Oh - I wasn't actually commenting on the Perl dependency for the kernel build, btw, just the view of embedded systems.
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