[rescue] Re: Being jobless

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Wed Jul 30 17:37:34 CDT 2003

On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 09:26:46AM -0700, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:

> > You are assuming nothing else would have come up.  This is a classic,
> > and incorrect argument.
> Acutally, not to be nitpicky but yours is the wrong argument: when making
> assumptions about what never happened and arguing with them against what
> actually did happen: what actually did happen wins :). Heh, one should

No, you are second-guessing history.

This is no different than saying that if Ford had dropped out of LeMans
in the late 60s, no one would have beaten Porsche.  If the GT-40 were
not out there, Ferrari might have put more resources into its effort and
performed better.

The GT-40 and it taking the top spots place is what happened, but its
wrong to assume that is the only thing which could have happened.

> > Linux would likely have adopted the BSD toolset, for example.
> Using which compiler? :)

One that would have filled the void gcc didn't fill.

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