On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 03:45:31PM +0200, Caolan McNamara mentioned:
> I was always sceptical of qmail and its claims, but looking through
> his source and his website at http://cr.yp.to I think i might have to eat
> my own words. Supraparanoid programming, gotta love it.
Well, I'd to look through his code, and other stuff to get it working at
online.ie, off an oracle DB. It's a horrible system to start learning.
When things go wrong, it's evil to debug. What looks like a shell script
could be a configuration file. What looks like a config file could be a
backtick-evaled shell script. And then there are seven or ten little
programs all running around trying to confuse you.
But, once you get your head around how it works, it's excellent. Runs,
and doesn't crash - there hasn't been a patch/bugfix in a few years.
Lovely and modular. But couldn't someone teach the man "programming
style". I was scared when I noticed he doesn't #include *any* system
headers in most code, and got more scared when I noticed that his
ideas of Makefiles differ from any other person...
"The fool must be beaten with a stick, for an intelligent person
the merest hint is sufficient" -- Zen Master Greg
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