Re: Why are we still using trn?

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In article <>,
Jeremy Nixon  <> wrote:
>The problem with trn is that the code is so antiquated and ugly that it's
>not easy to hack things into.  It's missing a lot of stuff I'd like to

It's actually used as the example for Spencer's and Collyer's paper
"#ifdefs Considered Harmful".  I think that says quite a bit there.

Fortunately, most programmers learn and get better.  Sometimes their early
mistakes stay around for a LONG time, though.

Whether perl is an improvement is a matter of debate.  ;->


     Mike Castle
    We are all of us living in the shadow of Manhattan.  -- Watchmen
fatal ("You are in a maze of twisty compiler features, all different"); -- gcc

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