[Ffmpeg-devel] One fascinating read

Rich Felker dalias
Thu Apr 27 04:14:26 CEST 2006

On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 03:11:34AM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> Hi
> On Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 05:00:46PM -0700, Mike Melanson wrote:
> > Roman Shaposhnick wrote:
> > >And to think some of us dared to call glibc bloated:
> > >    http://udrepper.livejournal.com/7326.html
> > 
> > 	Executive summary: Engineering is about making trade-offs. A single 
> > program can't be all things to all people.
> Ulrich Drepper, hmm i faintly remember this name, wasnt he one of thouse

He's the man singlehandedly responsible for making
Linux^H^H^H^H^HGNU/Linux suck. Well, not quite. It's a long story and
I probably shouldn't go into it all here since it's quite OT, but if
Drepper and the Cygnus (now Redhat) crew hadn't taken over most of the
core GNU software, it would still be lightweight and readable like
back in the 80's when RMS & friends wrote it, rather than the huge
abomination it has become now.


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