Re: [ANN] mc^2

On Sun, 2015-05-10 at 14:25 +0300, Paul Sokolovsky wrote:

Trivia quiz or what? Ok, unix rewrote multics bloat, lives so far,
multics dead for big decades. gcc "rewrote" a lot of older vendor
compiler crap. llvm/clang "rewrote" gcc to let vendors do more compiler
crap. Etc, etc.

Less features is good. I consider mc a unix tool, it's not replacement
for command line (or overbloated vendor IDEs), it should do not too
many things, but do it right.

So, are you undertaking to rewrite mc in the same way as llvm/clang
folks "rewrote" gcc?

If yes, then please go ahead and do share your results with the rest of
us when you are done. If you end up doing some brilliant work that can
readily supplant mc in its current shape and form, I'll be the first to
jump the ship.

If not, then, I'm afraid that I'm not interested in continuing this line
of the conversation.

And for mc, I'm sure it's not the first patch to integrate some scripting.

I'd be curious to learn about the previous attempts.

Nice speech, but can we please have simpler issues which waited in
queue for years be tackled first? My list of *lacking* (not nice to
have, like plugins in scripting language) is simple and short:

But wait, I have my own list! It's simple and short: fix the regexp
stuff and directory compare. How about my list? And I'm sure that Egmont
has his own list. How about his list? What makes your list better than

Sincerely yours,
Yury V. Zaytsev

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