Re: Feaping Creature-ism in core Debian Packages
>>"Dale" == Dale Scheetz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Dale> On Wed, 1 Sep 1999, Aaron Van Couwenberghe wrote:
Dale> Sorry about your sour stomach, but to me, one language is
Dale> usually as good as another, as long as there is symmetry and
Dale> completeness to the instruction set.
Within reason. Most assembly is symmetrical and complete
;-). Perl makes things so much easier than sehll in a some cases that
;its no contest.
Dale> Staying within a fixed set of fundamental tools _is_ good integration
And Perl, IMHO, should be part of that set.
However, we must make the common case simple; and requiring
bare bones build platforms does not strike me as a particularily
A little retrospection shows that although many fine, useful software
systems have been designed by committees and built as part of
multipart projects, those software systems that have excited
passionate fans are those that are the products of one or a few
designing minds, great designers. Consider Unix, APL, Pascal,
Modula, the Smalltalk interface, even Fortran; and contrast them with
Cobol, PL/I, Algol, MVS/370, and MS-DOS. Fred Brooks, Jr.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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