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From Francois Beauregard <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Configure to say how to make Configuration
Date Tue, 02 Dec 1997 17:05:21 GMT
At 16:29 97-12-02 +0000, you wrote:
>On Mon, 1 Dec 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:
>> No.  The idea is that with a source distribution, there is no reason to
>> include extraneous modules because all they do is add bloat and bugs.  The
>> only reason they are included with a binary distribition is because of the
>> idea that if someone can't get a C compiler, they aren't likely to be
>> overly concerned about bloat and the tradeoff is acceptable.  There is no
>> need to make any such tradeoff when they can compile it themself.  
>Not sure I agree with this. Turning it around, you seem to be saying... 
>"if you can't be arsed to get a C compiler, you obviously don't care about
>performance or reliablity". Surely there are plenty of people who do care
>about the latter but aren't really inclined to fiddle with C compilers. 
>Just look at NT system admins. They rarely have C compilers, but want a
>fast and reliable OS....  Um, but they run NT. Hey I think this proves
>your point. Oh well, I think I'll implode now. 

I'll just talk about my experience...

I do know how to use a C/C++ Compiler and I love to use it...
I do use NT... and I won't add a comment...

Now the more I use my C/C++ compiler with NT and the more I hate NT because
of the incredible amount of bugs you can find in it...

When you start messing with program under NT, you ALWAYS crush your little
nose on some NT bugs (it's even worse if you try to do telecom on that
thing... sometimes it just feels like "dos/Windows 3.1", you would not
believe it ;-)

Makes me want to come back to Linux real fast...

How weird... isn't it...


Francois Beauregard
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