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[SLUG] Miguels Unix Sucks paper and sluggers thoughts.
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- Subject: [SLUG] Miguels Unix Sucks paper and sluggers thoughts.
- From: tenzero@xxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon Oct 2 02:27:12 2000
I was skimming through some of my slug mails and the
thread on the Unix sucks paper got me to thinking. The biggest problem
with this reusable code business is the time expended in looking for
it. If you think about the man pages, there is a fairly rigid structure
that defines the manner in which most applications/commands must be
applied and what data they can/need to have when applied. So why
couldn't the linux community come up with a database that can be
contributed to by the linux programming community with a similar level
of structure this would help in searching for desired objects or
functionality. Distribution packager's could even build default
Developer databases from this, documenting the uses and methods of
application of these reusable objects. For the most part it would be a
text database so it would be very compressible and as long as it had a
reasonably good structure it could be easily searched. The whole linux
community ethic is to absorb anything that comes along...why should
bonobo and the like be allowed to fall be the wayside?? Linux has
breathed new life into the Unix'esque world, should we now balk because
something new doesn't smell enough like old unix??
Maybe I missed the point.
"Ah, how I envy the scientists of old. All the good inventions are
Ah, to have worked in the day when the wheel had not yet
been thought of!"