Brain Damage

Henry Spencer henry at utzoo.UUCP
Sun Dec 1 10:56:01 AEST 1985

> ...Portability to lesser machines should be done *by the porter*. That's
> why they call it porting. After all, this is still easier to do than
> rewriting the program.
> I can live with the new ANSI C recasting all my parameters for me.
> I refuse to cast parameters to the `correct' type. And I refuse to
> work on any machine where I need to. You want it, you fix it.

Translated, what this says is "I don't care whether my programs are
portable, so long as they run on the machines I care about right now".
				Henry Spencer @ U of Toronto Zoology

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