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Comment: Obviously.. (Score 5, Funny) 432

by juanfgs (#49730919) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE

When I log into my Xenix system with my 110 baud teletype, both vi *and* Emacs are just too damn slow. They print useless messages like, 'C-h for help' and '"foo" File is read only'. So I use the editor that doesn't waste my VALUABLE time.

Ed, man! !man ed

ED(1) UNIX Programmer's Manual ED(1)

NAME
          ed - text editor

SYNOPSIS
          ed [ - ] [ -x ] [ name ]
DESCRIPTION
          Ed is the standard text editor.
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Computer Scientists love ed, not just because it comes first alphabetically, but because it's the standard. Everyone else loves ed because it's ED!

"Ed is the standard text editor."

And ed doesn't waste space on my Timex Sinclair. Just look:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root 24 Oct 29 1929 /bin/ed
-rwxr-xr-t 4 root 1310720 Jan 1 1970 /usr/ucb/vi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root 5.89824e37 Oct 22 1990 /usr/bin/emacs

Of course, on the system *I* administrate, vi is symlinked to ed. Emacs has been replaced by a shell script which 1) Generates a syslog message at level LOG_EMERG; 2) reduces the user's disk quota by 100K; and 3) RUNS ED!!!!!!

"Ed is the standard text editor."

Let's look at a typical novice's session with the mighty ed:

golem> ed
?
help
?
?
?
quit
?
exit
?
bye
?
hello?
?
eat flaming death
?
^C
?
^C
?
^D
?

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Note the consistent user interface and error reportage. Ed is generous enough to flag errors, yet prudent enough not to overwhelm the novice with verbosity.

"Ed is the standard text editor."

Ed, the greatest WYGIWYG editor of all.

ED IS THE TRUE PATH TO NIRVANA! ED HAS BEEN THE CHOICE OF EDUCATED AND IGNORANT ALIKE FOR CENTURIES! ED WILL NOT CORRUPT YOUR PRECIOUS BODILY FLUIDS!! ED IS THE STANDARD TEXT EDITOR! ED MAKES THE SUN SHINE AND THE BIRDS SING AND THE GRASS GREEN!!

When I use an editor, I don't want eight extra KILOBYTES of worthless help screens and cursor positioning code! I just want an EDitor!! Not a "viitor". Not a "emacsitor". Those aren't even WORDS!!!! ED! ED! ED IS THE STANDARD!!!

TEXT EDITOR.

When IBM, in its ever-present omnipotence, needed to base their "edlin" on a UNIX standard, did they mimic vi? No. Emacs? Surely you jest. They chose the most karmic editor of all. The standard.

Ed is for those who can *remember* what they are working on. If you are an idiot, you should use Emacs. If you are an Emacs, you should not be vi. If you use ED, you are on THE PATH TO REDEMPTION. THE SO-CALLED "VISUAL" EDITORS HAVE BEEN PLACED HERE BY ED TO TEMPT THE FAITHLESS. DO NOT GIVE IN!!! THE MIGHTY ED HAS SPOKEN!!!

Comment: Re:nature will breed it out (Score 1) 949

no different from the guys they meet

I despise online gaming, but in the little experience I have with gaming online guys usually treat each other like shit. Also they usually use whatever insult they can throw at you based on your nick or their knowledge about you, so if your nick is GamerGurl434 they'll probably call you a cunt. You're actually asking a preferential treatment to girls based on their gender.

Comment: Re:Old dogs can learn new tricks... (Score 1) 429

by juanfgs (#49640145) Attached to: Why Companies Should Hire Older Developers

perhaps

Don't get me wrong I'm not saying old developers are useless, quite the contrary, they are really valuable. But I'd put it in different positions, specially if they are experienced on designing big projects. Sometimes an older guy will know which path to follow when developing a new solution because he has seen it before. I think that older developers do great as project managers, team leaders. Specially if they are open minded and they allow younger ones to experiment with new technologies without getting too carried away.

But getting old in tech DOES have it's downsides, which is slower learning, persistence of habits and having less time to spend in self-improvement.

Comment: Old dogs can learn new tricks... (Score 1, Interesting) 429

by juanfgs (#49639235) Attached to: Why Companies Should Hire Older Developers

But not as fast as younger ones, and also if they got the habit of pissing on your favorite couch it will take ages to teach them not to

I know older developers and they are always eager to learn a new language, but they usually carry on with their old habits and programs in the same way, with the same workflow he's used to. They just won't adapt to new methodologies (TDD, BDD or even some newer Design Patterns). So you've got a guy that programs in Haskell the same way he programmed in C++, PHP or Perl.

I've got told by an older developer that I shouldn't bother testing my code because "you can also program it right"

Sorry for my poor english.

Comment: Re:"But Rust isn't competing with XYZ!" (Score 1) 267

by juanfgs (#49623643) Attached to: Is It Worth Learning a Little-Known Programming Language?

The point is, you can't just compare Rust, or any language, against any other arbitrary language and then bash it because it fails.

GP raised more than the string handling problem.

I don't know much about rust but what I can observe is that most people use it as an example of a computer programming language done right. Wanna bash X language? then put Rust as an example of how to do it the right way. So that might justify GP point of comparing it against other languages

Comment: Re:Contributing is the worst thing to do. (Score 0) 196

by juanfgs (#49347411) Attached to: GNOME 3.16 Released

This usually involves a few snobby dickheads "reviewing" your code

Not in my experience, I'm not a gnome contributor, but I sent a patch for a ticket for sound juicer long ago. The guy (I think Ross Burton) was really helpful and forgiving for my errors. I think both parties have to put their egos aside, specially when trying to cooperate.

Truly simple systems... require infinite testing. -- Norman Augustine

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