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Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2013 18:45:27 +0300
From: Ivan Kanakarakis <>
Subject: Re: New articles on ewontfix

I am waiting for the "library-safe" article ;)

On 5 July 2013 18:31, Jeremy Huntwork <>wrote:

> On Jul 4, 2013, at 1:58 PM, Rich Felker <> wrote:
> >> I really enjoyed these, thanks!
> >
> > Thanks for the feedback. BTW, I think it's really nice how the
> > widespread adoption of version control systems and web interfaces for
> > them has made it possible to cite source so easily, in such a way that
> > readers can go directly to the code I'm talking about and see for
> > themselves what it's doing.
> Yep, it's at the point now where you can pretty much take it for granted.
> Only after you commented did I recall what it was like a few years back
> when typically the best you had was grabbing a cvs snapshot for yourself
> and examining the code locally.
> Rich, you have the rare ability of being able communicate technical
> details in a way that is easy to understand and not horribly dry to read.
> If you ever have time and motivation, I would love to read an article from
> you about what makes good software.  For example, pitfalls to avoid in C
> (esp. ones that even experienced devs fall into). Or good design decisions
> on the Unix/Linux platform vs poor design decisions - writing good code
> that is both efficient and scalable.
> I know you're busy and many of these things one can find piecemeal on the
> internets. (E.g., Rob Landley has some good thoughts on his toybox list
> about cleaning up code contributions to toybox.) Still, having one good
> article that is a joy to read makes a huge difference.
> JH

*Ivan c00kiemon5ter Kanakarakis*  >:3

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