Matt LaPlante wrote:
On Dec 13, 2007 9:59 PM, Chuck Robey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
On 2007-12-13 18:05, Chad Perrin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I ran across this today:

  Csh Programming Considered Harmful
That was written sometime last millenium, I mean, it's REALLY old.  The
question is sort of flamebait (you ought to go ask it on, say, the Linux
IRC channel, for well-reasoned, adult discussion (NOT!)

One could argue that making irrelevant, potentially insulting
statements about alternative operating systems is:
- not adult
- not well-reasoned
- flamebait

And you took it ;-) --- don't read too much into his words.

IRC is the hottest flame war protocol on the planet, and
you're more likely to have large numbers of $any_type_person
on a channel with a large number of users anyway; since Linux
has more users than BSD, it makes sense to me.  Chuck said,
"Go to a Linux IRC channel with this question and watch for
something that rivals the Great Chicago Fire happen in 2 seconds."

He could have easily said "##freebsd on Freenode", but it'd
have been a smaller and cooler flame war.  He didn't say "Tux

Kevin Kinsey

There are really not many jobs that actually require a penis or a
vagina, and all other occupations should be open to everyone.
                -- Gloria Steinem
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