Re: [dev] GSoC 2010

From: Kurt H Maier <>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 14:03:11 -0500

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 1:33 PM, Chris Palmer <> wrote:
> Kurt H Maier writes:
>> > We need a desktop text indexing system that sucks less.
>> grep
> First of all, I had never heard of this program. It is so great! Wow! Thanks
> for the suggestion! In 45 minutes when my query has completed, I'll buy you
> a beer. I assume you prefer Coors Lite?

it's not my fault you're bad at organizing your data

if you think you need a 'desktop text indexing system', chances are
you are doing something wrong

> Second, the newly-discovered grep program is horrible bloatware. 78KB on my
> system (the stali version will be larger due to static linking), when a
> simple awk script would suffice for the same purpose? Man, the people
> writing this new bleeding-edge software sure have no conception of the
> beauty of simplicity that reigned in the old days.

if you could actually write simple awk scripts you wouldn't need a
'desktop text indexing system'

# Kurt H Maier
Received on Wed Mar 03 2010 - 19:03:11 UTC

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