Re: mu + Interbase

Date: Sun Jun 18 2000 - 22:40:16 CEST

Just an observation about programmers and their tools.

As for "trimming too much" or "throwing the baby out with the bath water"... Duct tape will take care of mistakes like that... Venus de Milo would have arms if they only had duct tape!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Michele Andreoli <>
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 19:48:58 +0200

>On Sun, Jun 18, 2000 at 10:01:02AM -0500, nicely wrote:
>> Isn't it neat how you develop little "algorythmic tools", that you can bang out again and again to solve certain problems.
>I'm not sure if correctly understod your statement; if you are paying
>compliments, or flame :-)
>Hemmm ... anycase, my basic algorythm developing small code is the
>"dd" tool. As you well-know, "dd" in the vi editor is a very powerfull
>tool to getting small in programming, becasue it remove the whole line.
>But I not refuse to remove single characters with "x", in the case I'm
>really well-disposed and full up.
>When I starts a new small program for muLinux, my guideline is
>Michelangelo Bonarroti. It said: "the statue is already in the rock,
>in the marble. I have to take away the superflous part". I think,
>this might be the muLinux slogan/logo, if someone will do better
>I followed this guideline using as good-quality marble, but sometimes
>I removed also essential part. Ok, I'm not Michelangelo!
>I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't
>remember any. Would two negative ones do? -- Woody Allen
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