Re: Remove cdrtools
On Friday 18 August 2006 06:56, Matthew R. Dempsky wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 08:48:24PM +0300, George Danchev wrote:
> > So are some widespread programming languages. If you blindly follow bad
> > examples and bad styles you can dynamite yourself happily without even
> > noticing, but that does not make them disused or abandoned (on the
> > contrary some of them have notoriously prolonged life cycle ;-)... it
> > just matters who is using them and how.
> People without the skill to program in error-prone languages are
> encouraged to use more idiot-proof ones instead.
The human itself is prone to error, and even skilled people could make funny
and hard to detect errs, based on their current mood, attitude and character
if you want, which tends to be impermanent.
> Why isn't the same done for build frameworks?
/* I rather wrote about their rеsemblance, not their divergence */
Probably because masses first invent and face the error-prone solution, then
ascertain the fact that they are enough error-prone to be used by mortals,
which could take quite long periods of time needed to accumulate that
experience, and then strive to find out and learn about more robust
approaches. E.g. if Ada predated C, we shouldn't see some of the human-nature
based errors in UNIX, when you meant foo, but it easily turned to be bar
instead ;-)... I don't believe this applies to autotools, even though beasts
like scons seems to be better imho leaving lesser room to dig in errors.
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