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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

steveL wrote:
Some people would not recognise a metaphor when slapped across the face with a big wet fish.

Another description of "someone" in the mirror?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FGS, man, all I'm telling you is: stop taking everything so literally.

The metaphor I used previously had a point to it, related to the context.

This is all language: it is all notional. None of it is real.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

steveL wrote:
FGS, man, all I'm telling you is: stop taking everything so literally.
The metaphor I used previously had a point to it, related to the context.
This is all language: it is all notional. None of it is real.

I believe I have made more than enough concrete arguments, and yet you have chosen to give a "metaphor".
There is an adage in my language that says "道不同不相为谋", and it is probably better for us both to stop here.
I now conclude this response with a quotation from Epigrams in Programming:
Alan Perlis wrote:
Within a computer natural language is unnatural.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have written a fairly systematic document on the Unix philosophy in the contemporary context.
You can read it here; people here may find the first part in the document particularly interesting.
Following is a "blurb":

In August 1969, Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie et al created Unix.
50 years later, the notion of Unix philosophy is being challenged inside and outside the Unix circle.
With these challenges, can the Unix philosophy still show continued vitality in the upcoming 2020s?
Based on a previous report, I summarised my thoughts into the "Unix philosophy 2020" document.
All constructive comments and suggestions are welcome.

EDIT 1: `up2020-en.pdf' is the English version.
EDIT 2: search for "systemd" in the document and you will see the "particularly interesting" contents.
EDIT 3: migration from GitLab to Gitea.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@CasperVector, Got it! Downloaded. Table of contents looks good. Will read later.
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