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Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:03:24 +0000
From: Laurent Bercot <>
Subject: Re: _PATH_LASTLOG

> Everything I've seen so far, including the GNU toolchain, autoconf, m4, make, libtool (uggh) and its ilk has only confirmed my prejudices
>  - too much ego and high theory, not enough real-world pragmatism.
> Indeed, most of it seems to be more about copying what was already done without really understanding why it was done the way it was, rather than innovating...

  You have to remember that GNU started as, and remained, a political project, not a
technical project. The point of GNU was to rewrite patent-encumbered Unix as free
software: the point was not to innovate or produce quality code. You should view
GNU as a proof-of-concept project, which it really started as; unfortunately, a lot
of today's applications are still relying on a proof-of-concept implementation.

  Grats on making the switch, and welcome to the world of real, technically-focused
implementations. ;)


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