[ale] You guys have been too quiet lately...
Putnam, James M.
putnamjm at sa.edu
Wed Dec 13 19:54:08 EST 2017
[t]csh vs. sh
vi vs. emacs
BSD vs. SysV (see Solaris vs. SunOS)
rcs vs. sccs
Digital vs. Data General
MySQL vs. Postgres
LMI vs. Symbolics
Solaris vs. SunOS (see BSD vs. SysV)
big endian vs. little endian
x86 vs. 68k
RISC vs. CISC
gcc vs. clang
Daemon vs. Penguin
Apple vs. IBM
Sun/AT&T vs. OSF
Java vs. C++
NVIDIA vs. 3DFX
Intel vs. AMD
Alpha vs. Sparc
OpenGL vs. DirectX
covers 90% or more of the fights I cared anything
about, but I never was much of a fanboy. Fortunately,
the heat and light generated by most of the above has
mercifully died out along with many of the associated
I fought in the SunOS vs. Solaris wars, I still have the
James M. Putnam
Visiting Professor of Computer Science
The air was soft, the stars so fine,
the promise of every cobbled alley so great,
that I thought I was in a dream.
From: Ale [ale-bounces at ale.org] on behalf of Ben Coleman via Ale [ale at ale.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:34 PM
To: DJ-Pfulio via Ale
Subject: Re: [ale] You guys have been too quiet lately...
On 12/13/2017 06:25 PM, DJ-Pfulio via Ale wrote:
>> I guess systemd is the vi vs emacs of the current generation?
> No. vi won. Systemd sucks.
I'm thinking mostly terms of rwar-generating ability. Your response
appears to validate my statement.
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