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Re: OT: programming languages

On Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:46:58 +0100
Tom Furie <tom@furie.org.uk> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 11:41:57PM -0400, Steve Litt wrote:
> > Programming belongs on any Linux list, especially since a lot of
> > times you need to code to get things done. Dare you to configure
> > dwm without coding.
> However, there is a difference between discussing code in the context
> of a solution to a problem and discussing coding and langauges in
> general.

Indeed, but the name of the list is 'debian-user', not 'Debian': it's
about us, not about the OS. A subject is off-topic here if it is [likely
to be] of no concern to Debian users, not merely if it is not specific
to the Debian operating system.

Debian users might well be interested in better ways to administer and
configure their Debian systems, even when such methods are not
applicable *only* to Debian.

And the point was made elsewhere recently that many/most of us are
computer *users*, not developers or full-time administrators. If you
have only time to read one or two technical lists, it makes sense to
read those which are specific to your operating system(s), rather than
pick from hundreds covering various languages, applications and
computer science topics.


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