Re: [wmii] Re: quick thanks... for wmii

From: Uriel <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 03:09:15 +0100

Sure, now that is a fair request, here are some starting points:

* cat -v considered harmful:
* The Unix Programming Environment:
* The Practice of Programming:
* The various Software Tools series by Brian Kernighan
* The Elements of Programming Style by Brian W. Kernighan and P. J.
Plauger (ISBN 0-07-034207-5)
* The Mythical Man-Month by Fred Brooks
* The Elements of Style, aka Strunk & White (not computer related, but
very relevant to good and clear style in programming and in design)
* And of course the collection of Plan 9 papers:

There are a few more things, I should write them up some time, but
this should make a good start.


On 1/20/07, <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 09:56:51PM +0100, Uriel wrote:
> > I say wmii is shit, because even if I will be ashamed of it all my
> > life(and good part of my afterlife), wmii is for the most part my
> > brainchild. And if you think wmii is great, then you got no fucking
> > clue about what decent software is.
> >
> > The sad thing is that compared with all the crap that floods the
> > (l)unix world this days, wmii is better than most other software, but
> > that only tells you how bad (l)unix has become.
> >
> > To end all this pointless noise I suggest to all the ignorant fools
> > that have no clue about software design, are ignorant of the unix
> > history, and could not tell sane software from a gnu turd even if
> > their life depended on it: to either start to get a clue and get over
> > the fact that all the software they use is shit, or to fuck off and
> > stop spamming.
> I'm a lurker here mostly, and wmii user, but I have a simple personal request.
> I hang out, and debate often with, a lot of academic computer-science types, as well as more practical-leaning software developer types. Usually, if I don't quite grok what they are saying off-hand, they can point me in the direction of an article, essay, book or two, that clears up confusion.
> So, are there 1 or 2 (or 9 or 10, even) articles, essays, softwares (besides the more obvious Plan9, ed, etceteras dicussed here) that you can suggest as a reference, that, when taken together, pretty much sum up together to be what you would like to seen in software?
> Thanks! I really am curious.
> __armando
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