REMOVE (entirely) the Artistic License 1.0?
tg at mirbsd.de
Thu Jul 10 20:11:20 UTC 2008
Russ Nelson dixit:
> > There's a famous quote: "we sell rope"
>Perhaps less than famous, since the only people I could find using it
>via Google are rope sellers and Mike Shaver who said "we sell rope"
>with no helpful context.
Oh. Well, the context is:
Unix gives you the rope to hang yourself.
Did you really never hear of it? *scratches head* It's pretty common
among BSDers/Unixers to refer to rope and shooting yourself into the
Sometimes they [people] care too much: pretty printers [and syntax highligh-
ting, d.A.] mechanically produce pretty output that accentuates irrelevant
detail in the program, which is as sensible as putting all the prepositions
in English text in bold font. -- Rob Pike in "Notes on Programming in C"
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