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Re: [Nmh-workers] Items for nmh 1.7

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Items for nmh 1.7
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:49:33 -0700

Jon Steinhart <address@hidden> writes:

>So in general I prefer packages that fix bugs and add features without breaking
>things because I'm trying to get other work done.

That's a desirable goal, but just one of multiple and conflicting goals.
Pushing your criterion to the limit, and applying the principle of
mathematical induction, it would mean that a Makefile that worked in 1970
should work today. It would make progress virtually impossible, particularly
for a system maintained entirely by volunteers.

    Norman Shapiro

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