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Re: OT: Why is C so popular?

On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 06:07:35 -0500
Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
> So I *am* a Luddite after all: a good text interface is just as
> good as any GUI interface, and a hell of a lot faster.

    Depends on the interfaces, don't it?  I personally cannot stand any text
based mail client because they don't provide enough information.  All of 'em
blow monkey-chunks when it comes to actually being able to see what's going
on.  OTOH slrn will most likely have to be yanked from my cold dead hands. 
OTOHOH if pan's scoring were as comprehensive as slrn's I'd have switched by
now.  Of course pan has an excellent keyboard interface and can be made to act
much like slrn can.  It, however, does something slrn cannot.  Excellent
multiplexing of the connections you give it between decoding and reading.  I
wish there was a proxy which could multiplex as well as pan could.

> LUKE: Is Perl better than Python?
> YODA: No... no... no. Quicker, easier, more seductive.
> LUKE: But how will I know why Python is better than Perl?
> YODA: You will know. When your code you try to read six months 
> from now.

    Oh jeez, Code Red all over my keyboard.  They don't make these any more! 
Stop!  :P

         Steve C. Lamb         | I'm your priest, I'm your shrink, I'm your
       PGP Key: 8B6E99C5       | main connection to the switchboard of souls.

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