GNU sed 4.2.2 released; maintainer resigns
Posted Dec 25, 2012 23:35 UTC (Tue) by dd9jn
In reply to: GNU sed 4.2.2 released; maintainer resigns
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I agree with most of your comments. However, to be fair to Mr. Stallman we should notice that he does not enforce the use of a specific programming language. For example on Nov. 9 there was a question on the internal mailing list (g-p-d):
Just wondering, is is acceptable for
GNU project to use languages, other then C, C++, Scheme? [...]
I think GNU's open for any language include .net things(hmm...)
on which Stallman only replied:
We ask people not to write programs in C# and .Net.".
Thus I cannot see any banning of C++ - even if he dislikes it. Right, there are other hackers who expressed their concerns about using C++ for gcc, but this was a pure technical-religious thing and not about free software.
BTW, for GnuPG I simply disobey the order to use the FDL.
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