Changes coming for systemd and control groups
Posted Jun 24, 2013 16:54 UTC (Mon) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
Posted Jun 24, 2013 23:04 UTC (Mon) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
One gene mutation or refactoring at a time.
Posted Jun 24, 2013 23:17 UTC (Mon) by dark (guest, #8483)
Posted Jun 26, 2013 15:44 UTC (Wed) by Karellen (subscriber, #67644)
If the old variation is fitter, the new one dies out/is ignored. If the new one is fitter, the old one dies out/is discarded. If they are equally fit, they both spread throughout the population.
(Note, "fitness" is a wide-ranging property. With regards to code changes, if two variants are equally performant and equally simple, then one might be "more fit" simply because it is more widely adopted, and minimising the set of patches you have to others increases the "fitness" of your tree.)
Posted Jun 27, 2013 17:42 UTC (Thu) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
Posted Jun 28, 2013 1:49 UTC (Fri) by jschrod (subscriber, #1646)
That's not evolution, that's social-darwinistic misinterpretation of evolution.
In nature, something doesn't die out because there's an other species that's "more fit". If that were the case, we wouldn't have so many species on earth. A species dies out if it is _not fit enough_ to adapt to changing environmental circumstances (which might be the pressure of other inhabitants of that environment, but that's seldom the case).
Selection does *not* mean only the fittest survive. It means the unfit-to-adapt die.
Posted Jun 25, 2013 0:14 UTC (Tue) by rgmoore (✭ supporter ✭, #75)
The evolution moves to a different part of the stack.
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