Re: [dwm] Announcing "awesome"

From: David Tweed <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 15:06:30 +0100

On 9/20/07, Jeremy O'Brien <> wrote:
> "there's no stupid limit on its source size, we have features we want."
> That seems rather combative! Are you calling Anselm stupid?

I wouldn't have used the word "stupid", but I personally think
excessively concentrating on SLOC tends to lead to more contorted,
difficult to read/modify code than making the goal that "programs have
a well-defined purpose with no more AND NO LESS features than are
relevant for this purpose". I particularly thinks it's a mistake to
remove well-thought out, useful features because "it removes lines of

cheers, dave tweed__________________________
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