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Re: basename(), dirname(), what happened?
- From: Ronald Landheer-Cieslak <blytkerchan at users dot sourceforge dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 11:10:36 +0200
- Subject: Re: basename(), dirname(), what happened?
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <20030829100633.GH614@emcb.co.uk> <email@example.com> <20030829112004.GO614@emcb.co.uk>
On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 12:20:04PM +0100, Elfyn McBratney wrote:
> Where I was working at the time, they we're afraid of "free software". Some
> people, eh?
Actually, that kind of fear is probably more common that you thingk: where I
work, people are afraid of free software too, for two reasons: licensing ("Am
I obliged to liberate my software because I use grep in one of the setup
scripts?") and quality assurance ("At least there's a big company behind it
that has the (legal) responsability for the quality of the program..")
The fact that the quality of FSF software such as gcc is often a lot better
than the Microsoft-equivalent (MSVC) doesn't seem to bother them much..
One man's constant is another man's variable.
-- A.J. Perlis
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