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Month: October 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Latest press/comments on release

From: Nix <nix@...>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:49:47 +0100
On 12 Oct 2012, Darrell Anderson stated:

>> Most disconcerting to me was the absolute lack of any
>> positive commentary whatsoever.  Is this really what FOSS has turned into?
>> I hope not. :-)
> Considering the nature of the Phoronix web site, I imagine readers and
> forum participants are bleeding edge types. Anything determined to be
> "old" by such people means obsolete and a waste of time. "Old" things
> are not "shiny."

Phoronix also specializes in (usually really, really bad) benchmarks.
"Old" also means "slow" to these people -- even though new software is
almost always slower than old software, they imagine that a constant
process of fierce optimization has actually sped it up, and the power of
the placebo effect takes over.

Wrappers are also especially bad, because, y'know, it's a function call
and they are really expensive, right? (Er, no.)

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