LFCS 2012: The future of GLIBC
Posted Apr 18, 2012 17:34 UTC (Wed) by pr1268
Parent article: LFCS 2012: The future of GLIBC
After reading PHP: A Fractal of Bad Design, I'm convinced that a vast majority of peoples' heartburn with PHP was/is caused by its haphazard design in which a large community provides input and updates. This is perhaps too much of a good thing, as this community has (obviously) a wide range of cultural and programming backgrounds, and all these different and divergent styles come together (of sorts) in the PHP language.
Now, referring to the LWN article on the dissolution of the GLIBC Steering Committee, I'm wondering if GLIBC might begin to suffer the same category of issues that PHP has. I'm not necessarily trying to defend Ulrich or Roland (or maybe I am), but their tight grip on GLIBC combined with a conservative approach to accepting and incorporating patches may have been a good thing.
I may just be comparing apples to oranges here; if so then don't mind me. ;-)
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