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pranomostro
Quote:Diversity in implementations is the key to solid software!

I disagree politely: http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html#believe2

Especially if it has been solved well, as in these cases.
Steph
(Yesterday, 07:07 PM)pranomostro Wrote: I disagree politely

I think for a lot of people, the closer the software is to their daily workflow, the more likely they will want to make their own implementation.

Think of the sheer number of terminals, shells, window managers, all these system basics. I would argue that this software diversity is due to the simple want that people have for the tools that often use to be to their exact specifications.

Reinventing the wheel is not the same thing as creating an implementation of an existing piece of software that works for your workflow.
jkl
I know of no single GNU tool that was not just reinventing the wheel.
Dworin
(Yesterday, 08:33 AM)Steph Wrote: I know this a little outside of the interest area of people on nixers, but I've been working at optimizing algorithms to generate prime numbers.

Im slightly addicted to project Euler.
Project Euler *is* very addictive. I started using sagemath but had to drop it for lack of time.




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