On Wed, Jun 06, 2007 at 07:45:56PM +0200, Oleg Verych wrote:
> While i'm against whitespace damaged files or patches since my very
> first patch, and don't like brain damaged programmer's tools called
> text editors, i also want to encourage UNIX-way of using userspace.
> Of course, i might be wrong and foolish. Anyway, what i'm trying to do
> is not to become new generation of Visual Perl#(R) implemented in
> Java(R) using XML with userspace, that suck.
> Many things in XXI century still can be done by tools founded 20-30
> years ago. Why not try to?

Because your shell script is unreadable by normal human beings[*]
while the perl script for people with a bit of perl fu can read it
and fix/modify it.

We want tools that can be maintained and enhanced by most people.

[*] Normal human beings are people with same level of shell
scripting/sed skills that I have just to put that straight.

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