There's no better way to celebrate the release of NetworkManager
0.9.2 than a sip of ice-cold cocktail. It's something pink-colored
- I don't know what - and it's phenomenal. And if I ever run out,
I just ring a bell and somebody fills it up! It's basically like
Paradise, except Paradise doesn't have the latest version of
NetworkManager. Here's a hot tip: make your first half billion and
buy yourself a private island. Then move there and write
open-source software for fun. It's a pretty great life. After a
hard day on the beach bending networks to my will, I wind down by
building buried hatches solely to confuse the island's next owner
(I'm trading up to a private archipelago in a few years).
"Just hit next" is a *feature*. It's a sign of good design, and of
quality. It's also a really good stability feature because most
users just hit next so you know which path to test the crap out of.
-- Alan Cox
Trying to use a backslash in a way that runs counter to the lexical
texture of the language is as disrespectful of that lexical texture
as was Microsoft's idiotic decision to use backslash as a path
separator, forever cursing programmers to have to double it up any
time they want to use it.
When a language has single guiding designer, whether Dennis and Ken
for C, or Larry in Perl, you don't get these paradoxical and
counterintuitive warts that make no sense taken in the larger
context of that language.
When you have a hundred million people who *do*not*share* the
lexical sensitivity and sensibility of the language's designer
adding oh-by-way exceptions and special corner cases, you run the
risk of corrupting the self-reinforcing *beauty* of that original
vision with disruptive noise, destroying the unifying aesthetic by
cluttering it with abnormal exceptions that break all the metarules
of that language.
-- Tom Christiansen
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