OT: Linux zealotry etc


(HAL 9000) #1

Guys, this is the nearest thing I’ve seen
to a flame war in the entire history of
the newsgroup (and the mailing list which
predates it).

That’s not to be construed as an attack
toward either of you. Both of you (IMO)
have some valid points, but I won’t get
into that. And I think there may be some
misunderstanding on both sides, and some
nitpicking over semantics. All that is
neither here nor there.

The point is: Let’s keep this forum a
friendly one. Let’s shake hands and walk
away, and if necessary, agree to disagree.

As for the issue that started this: The
question of the importance of portability
is one that (happily) rests with Matz,
and he seems to think it’s an important
one.

After all, the Ruby community is a monarchy,
not a democracy. I’ve always said that a
benevolent dictatorship is still the best
form of government (but the "benevolent"
part is so hard to come by). That’s what
we’ve got here, so let’s enjoy it.

Of course, Matz is always open to suggestion
and debate. But let’s keep it friendly.

When I’m annoyed, I write Ruby code to cool
off. :slight_smile: Try it. YMMV.

Cheers,
Hal Fulton


(Yukihiro Matsumoto) #2

Hi,

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In message “OT: Linux zealotry etc.” on 02/06/22, “Hal E. Fulton” hal9000@hypermetrics.com writes:

Of course, Matz is always open to suggestion
and debate. But let’s keep it friendly.

Thanks, Hal. OK, everyone, take a breath, cool down.
Of course, “everyone” means everyone, including you and me.

						matz.

(Albert) #3

You are right, of course. It only takes a spark when things are dry. I’m
gone.


(Kevin Lindsey) #4

Guys, this is the nearest thing I’ve seen
to a flame war in the entire history of
the newsgroup (and the mailing list which
predates it).

I’m glad to hear that this is the case. I joined the list last night and
was already considering leaving due to the high volume of emails without
Ruby-related content.

Thanks for your commentary,
Kevin
KevLinDev - http://www.kevlindev.com

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From: “Hal E. Fulton” hal9000@hypermetrics.com
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 12:10 PM
Subject: OT: Linux zealotry etc.


(Pat Eyler) #5

Hi,

Of course, Matz is always open to suggestion
and debate. But let’s keep it friendly.

Thanks, Hal. OK, everyone, take a breath, cool down.
Of course, “everyone” means everyone, including you and me.

Woohoo! With Hal’s recommendation that we all right some ruby code to
cool off, and matz’ suggestion to cool down, we sould be in for a deluge
of new and updated entries at the RAA. ;^)

-pate

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On Sat, 22 Jun 2002, Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:

In message “OT: Linux zealotry etc.” > on 02/06/22, “Hal E. Fulton” hal9000@hypermetrics.com writes:

  					matz.