On 02 Apr 1997 15:57:57 +1000, Chris Bitmead
(Wince) isn't that a trifle over-crossposted? I'm crossposting it
still myself since I have a statement to make that's really for
everyone who got this... but, lads, can we limit it from now on?
Otherwise, there will be arguments about scheme/TCL in the
Python group, Python/TCL in the C group...
>NOW LOOK AT TK!!!! It's object oriented!!!!!!! It's based on all the
>principles that Ousterhout is deriding. I must say this makes him look
>like a fool.
Ok, everyone has some valid points against JO's paper. I agree, it
does seem somewhat commercialised... but he hasn't had a chance
to respond to our criticisms yet! Therefore, I've mailed him
with a memo to draw his attention, and we'll see what he has to say.
Not that I want to "support" him, it's just that it seems a little
unfair to proclaim our hatred of the guy without hearing what he has
to say. How do we know he won't go "What? That's not my paper! Why,
the little b*****ds have hacked into my account again!"...
Maybe we're all wrong, maybe he's wrong; either way, let's
fight it out rather than merely argue with ourselves about who'd
win the fight :-)
Here's the reply I had: