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Re: Bug#354831: ITP: bfc -- Brainfuck compiler

On 02-Mar-06, 05:31 (CST), Panu Kalliokoski <atehwa@sange.fi> wrote: 
> I only saw the last one of the flame wars you mention, and it didn't
> even cross my mind that this ITP would gather similar attention.

Then I apologize for implying otherwise. 

>  Note that the package name does not have any controversial words.

Well, I did; but nobody reads footnotes :-)

> Besides: if it's tiresome to argue about indecent words, is the
> solution, then, not to use them, or not to complain about using them?

As with many things, there's no hard answer. A lot of of it depends
on the audience, and reasonable people tend to tune their vocabulary
accordingly (i.e. I try not to say "fuck" in front of my mother.) I
would prefer to save my energy for battles with the Society of the
Perpetually Offended for "more important things" (quoted to demonstrate
that I understand that the value of the phrase is completely determined
by personal opinion).

So, to reiterate: if you're serious about packaging 'bfc', I certainly
don't object. Just be prepared for the occasional whining from the SPO.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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