Posted Sep 21, 2005 17:32 UTC (Wed) by hppnq
In reply to: Tool approach
Parent article: Five Pitfalls of Linux Sockets Programming (developerWorks)
Are you kidding me?! Your quote is preceded by this ominous remark:
"What Unix does well isn't what people want"
So pray tell me, what is the lesson to be learned from not being able to diff two PowerPoint files?!
As for the Netscape example: that's without a doubt one of the most hilarious paragraphs I have ever read in a Unix related paper. I'll quote it here in full, just for your amusement:
Then think about regular expressions:
One of Unix's greatest contributions; unused outside.
Almost no visibility beyond the Unix community!
Does your web browser's Find command use regexps? Why not?
Netscape was written on Unix, is still used on Unix, but doesn't accept even that one key idea!
This, in fact, reaches a level of stupidity that makes it hard to believe Rob Pike wrote this.
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