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Re: lynx-dev Re: [PATCH 2.8.4dev.18] remove the gap

From: Larry W. Virden
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: [PATCH 2.8.4dev.18] remove the gap
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 03:15:36 -0500 (EST)

From: Henry Nelson <address@hidden>

> <rant>
> Although I appear to be the rare minority, I can't understand the necessity
> of putting such things into the general code base, ifdefed or otherwise.
> Do you all need an example?  Interested parties, grep the source for
> "EXP_JAPANESE_SPACE" and "FIX_JAPANESE_SPACES."  Don't you find it a bit
> stupid to have all that ifdefing spaghetti?  For what?  Why not back the
> rubbish out if you have no idea what it's for anyway?  Honestly it's an
> embarrassment since I'm literally the only one in the world using it.
> Nothing I couldn't maintain myself.
> </rant>

Frankly, what I find embarassing is that people contributing bug fixes
get met by such comments.
Never apply a Star Trek solution to a Babylon 5 problem.
Larry W. Virden <mailto:address@hidden> <URL:>
Even if explicitly stated to the contrary, nothing in this posting should 
be construed as representing my employer's opinions.

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