On Thu, 9 Mar 2000, David Murphy wrote:
> IMHO that's all very well, and very good, up to the point where it stops
> you making a compromise that is necessary.
well, it's horses for courses isn't it?
In the case of linux, Linus wants the code to be maintainable in the
long-term, so he wants the code to be "clean" at all costs, even at the
expense of short-term bad behaviour, because to him a kludgy short-term
fix is not worth the risk to the long-term maintainability of the code.
I like that goal, and i am willing to tolerate the rough edges of linux
for that goal. If you find that unacceptable, fine, that's your choice.
(and i too would choose Other OS's over linux if i needed to. Eg for
reliable NFS, or large SMP boxes, etc.., but i hope that one day i will
be able to consider linux for these jobs)
[no, i'm not going to give up]
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