[rescue] Mozilla Firefox

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Thu Apr 22 17:13:19 CDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 04:28:23PM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Also, have you noticed that in the OO/plugin world we have now, there is
> an explosion of new projects instead of fixing old ones that were either
> almost there, or just needed minor work?

"But fixing all that old shit is boring.  Think of what we can do if we 
 start with a clean sheet!"

> I thought this was supposed to reduce the amount of code we wrote.
> Instead I see it being used as an excuse to create even larger projects.
> Every time I see a C project replaced with C++, it doesn't get smaller
> and less complicated -- the primary promise of C++ -- it gets larger and
> more complicated almost without fail.

Or more accurately, it gets larger and more complicated with MANY
failures, because the influence of grandiose ideas leads the code to 
bloat beyond the capacity of its creators to understand it all.

(Like, say, Windows, or Gnome.)

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