Re: [dwm] A nice flame about C++

From: Kurt H Maier <>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 11:03:47 -0500

On 9/23/07, Antoni Grzymala <> wrote:
> This form of communications makes one concentrate on the persons
> emotions rather than argument's essence, which kind of defeats the
> purpose.

Have you considered maybe his emotions are a part of his argument, and
that's why he's conveying them? In addition to telling the guy why
C++ is inappropriate for git, it's pretty clear he's tired of people
rolling up and expounding on the obvious inherent superiority of

Think about it. If he had posted some kind of emotionless drone about
string handling in C, nothing would have come of it. Instead, he was
emotional, articulate, and honest, and Anselm thought it sufficiently
amusing/informative to post it here. I guarantee [dwm] isn't the only
mailing list it's being discussed on -- which lets more people know
that Linus is sticking with C for git. It also makes it clear that a
person would be wasting his time to post "well c++ might not be the
answer but clearly you should use $yet_another_language!"

I'm still having a hard time figuring out how getting pissed off makes
him a complete moron. Some of the most brilliant people I know get
furious over trivial things. Strike that: _most_ of the brilliant
people I know get furious over trivial things. What has made you
equate anger with idiocy?

# Kurt H Maier
Received on Sun Sep 23 2007 - 18:03:49 UTC

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