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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: Murphy on Cocoon
Date Mon, 04 Jul 2005 21:13:18 GMT

Ugo Cei wrote:

> "I have one overwhelming reaction to the difference between Cocoon 
> then, and Cocoon now. Fundamentally it seems to have evolved from 
> science experiment to professional product - there is now a clarity of 
> purpose and design simplicity that promises to make it a joy to work 
> with."
> [...]
> "I haven't downloaded and started up the new Cocoon technologies yet, 
> but it's clear from the documentation, demonstration sites, and sample 
> code that they've gone in the opposite direction: from a scattergun 
> agenda including ritual bowing to market realities (like com) to a 
> clear focus on doing one job as well as possible at each stage in a 
> pipelined processing framework. Looking at it, I'd guess Doug McIlroy 
> in particular, but also Thompson, Ritchie, and the other original Unix 
> creators, would be proud to see one of their core ideas carried 
> forward and expressed so well in a working application."
>     Ugo

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