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Re: OT: Why is C so popular?

On Mon, 2003-09-01 at 12:15, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 11:27:10AM -0400, Mark Roach wrote:
> > what could be better than "works exactly as desired"?
> tabstop *doesn't* work exactly as desired for me. (Shall we continue
> with proof by assertion? :))

As far as I can see, no one was trying to prove anything. If I say that
"ls" works exactly as desired for showing me a directory listing, it
would not make sense for someone else to say, "no, ls -l is better". ls
produces my desired outcome.

If you think that my goals are incorrect, or can show that it does not
meet my desires in some way, then tell me how. "X is better than Y" is
just silly. Perhaps if you gave more information on what constitutes
"better" we could have an actual discussion.


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