Wheel-reinvention with Python
bronger at physik.rwth-aachen.de
Thu Aug 4 07:43:11 CEST 2005
Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> writes:
> Torsten Bronger <bronger at physik.rwth-aachen.de> writes:
>> Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> writes:
>>> Torsten Bronger <bronger at physik.rwth-aachen.de> writes:
>>> You didn't answer the question about how you define agile
>>> project. Please do so if you expect a comment on this.
>> Projects with a high Sourceforge activity index.
> That doesn't seem to match the common defintion of "agile" when it
> comes to programming. Then again, you have a habit of using words
> to mean whatever you want, without much reference to how they're
> used by the rest of the industry.
I'm not part of the industry.
Sorry, but now the arguments are getting destructive. Agile
programming is a fixed phase, which I've never used. (And which
makes no sense in this discussion.)
> Sorry, but you're wrong. FORTRAN is very much a general purpose
> language. [...]
It's not about the potential use of a language, but its actual use.
>>> You can't have it both ways. Either C/C++ is all legacy code, or
>>> it's not.
>> ... is wrong in my opinion. Why should this be?
> Because any given proposition is either true or false.
If I say "most people are right-handed", then this means neither
that all people are right-handed nor that none is.
>>> There are *lots* of applications areas that don't need GUIs, and
>>> don't run on Windows.
>> This becomes a discussion about estimates we both don't know
>> exactly, and weight differently, so I'll leave it here.
> No, it's not a discussion about estimates. The average household
> in a G8 country has more computers that don't run Windows - and in
> fact don't have GUIs at all - than otherwise. [...]
However, it's about the types of software which is being produced
Torsten Bronger, aquisgrana, europa vetus
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