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Re: Re: Best way to do distributed development discussion

by Elian (Parson)
on May 30, 2003 at 20:30 UTC ( #261935=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Best way to do distributed development discussion
in thread Perl 6 feature that scares me the most:

Well, if you really like web interfaces that much... yay you, I guess. Most of us involved find them useful for archival access, but sub-optimal for everything else. We sometimes work off-line, we sometimes find ourselves with limited 'net access, and we sometimes find that the central server's gone toes-up and is unavailable. (And I'm pretty sure if I put forth "You just edit all your messages in an external editor and cut'n'paste them into the web form" to the list as a whole they'd hunt me down and kill me....)

The web's good for a lot of stuff. This just doesn't happen to be one of them.

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Re: Re: Re: Best way to do distributed development discussion
by BrowserUk (Patriarch) on May 30, 2003 at 20:37 UTC

    Fair enough. It's JARA! (Just another religious argument) -- like emacs -v- vi etc. etc. -- and I'm on the wrong side of it:) I'll live with it.

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Examine what is said, not who speaks.
    "Efficiency is intelligent laziness." -David Dunham
    "When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong." -Richard Buckminster Fuller

      FWIW I agree with the man here.. and personally I like mailing lists. Also, although of course it's not necessary to send a copy of each message to everyone, you also end up send a lot of (ephemeral) copies for display to a web forum's participants.

      Really what we need is a New And Improved version of NNTP.

      Makeshifts last the longest.

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