[MUD-Dev] Re: MUD-Dev's DevMUD: a word of caution

Chris Gray cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
Sat Oct 31 14:13:44 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998

[Ola Fosheim:]

[Grrr. For some reason my mail queue isn't going out, so people are going
to get a whole slew of email from me, all in a batch, and likely not read
any of it. Oh well.]

 >I have no knowledge about the process behind well known software but I think
 >these must have followed a fairly conscious path:
 >  Postscript

Postscript isn't software. Its a text output language. In my opinion its
also a horrible one. Likely designed by committee or something.

 >  Unix

The first version of UNIX was done by 2 or 3 guys in their spare time, in
order to meet their own goals. I really doubt any formal planning was done.

Don't design inefficiency in - it'll happen in the implementation. - me

Chris Gray     cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA

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