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Re: [Nmh-workers] Items for nmh 1.7

From: Jon Steinhart
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Items for nmh 1.7
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:28:19 -0700

address@hidden writes:
> 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

As you can see from my other emails, I'm not trying to push it to the limit.
And I still have Makefiles from way back and they do work.  Shell scripts too.
C programs.  All of which have had features larded on them since.

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