Support Freedon, only use Free Software
Posted May 27, 2004 23:05 UTC (Thu) by nix
In reply to: Support Freedon, only use Free Software
Parent article: Movable type and "almost free" software
Oh, about the comment "The thing to remember is to use m4 to generate the configuration files, instead of trying to hand carve obscure instructions directly." Ah, right, like using m4 to hand carve obscure instructions indirectly is much better.
Well, that's an excellent argument against, um, all compilers. After all, they're just tools that `hand carve obscure instructions indirectly'.
Now it's true that they often also go from a portable to a nonportable representation: but consider javac...
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