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Re: borland and msft (was: Re: WinSVN: Initial questions)

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_galois.collab.net>
Date: 2000-12-12 21:49:57 CET

Just my $0.02, in agreement with Greg S: if Mark is writing the code,
he gets to choose the language. :-)

The thing is being written for Windows anyway, so being dependent on
VB is not really increasing the degree of proprietary restriction
here. Completely agree with Greg's points 1 and 2 below.


Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> On Tue, Dec 12, 2000 at 10:46:55PM +0100, Branko Cibej wrote:
> > Julian Fitzell wrote:
> >
> > > - It isn't made my Microsoft
> >
> > What has that got to do with it? Are you implying that anything coming
> > from Microsoft is inherently evil and anti-open-source?
> >
> > If so, I'd like to point out two things:
> >
> > 1) We're trying to write a configuration-managment system, not a
> > political manifesto. We want to use the tools that fit our needs, no
> > matter where they come from. IMO Mark's decision to use VB was eminently
> > sensible.
> >
> > 2) Given that Bill Tutt, who is @microsoft.com, has made valuable
> > contributions to this list, I'd say your statement is a bit impolite.
> > Let's not start any flame wars here.
> hehe... I remember back in '96 (soon after I started at Microsoft), I made
> some post or another to comp.lang.python. Somebody railed on about my
> @microsoft.com address. Guido came down *real* hard on the person, noting
> that I had been making solid contributions to Python for over a year, and
> that nobody had a right to bust on me because of where I happened to work.
> But that said: Julian *does* have some good arguments for Borland (if you
> miss the single one that Branko extracted). But there are two points that
> I'd like to make about it:
> 1) MSFT tools (VB in this case) are more common; therefore, a VB-based
> WinSVN has a larger potential audience.
> 2) Mark is probably more familiar with VB than Borland tools, so he chose
> the tool he'd be most productive with. This does not preclude a Borland
> afficionado from building their own version. I would even encourage it,
> and would even support adding it to the CVS repository alongside the VB
> and the GNOME versions.
> Cheers,
> -g
> --
> Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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