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Re: fixing Sys::Hostname

Tom Christiansen
February 7, 2000 15:06
Re: fixing Sys::Hostname
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>On Mon, Feb 07, 2000 at 03:48:30PM -0700, Tom Christiansen wrote:
>> This "most systems in existence" line is a red herring.
>> *MOST* systems in existence are useless.

>Who cares, as far as they can run Perl?

The existence of crippled, short-sighted, primitive, comsumerist
crapware systems should not stop those of us who actually have
decent systems designed by programmers and for programmers from
getting our jobs done.  You insult Perl's historic roots and best
features.   We shall not be crippled by your inadequacies.

This is nothing new from you, Ilya.  But it's also not relevant to
the current discussion, which stems from the erroneous change to
the Sys::Hostname module to use uname()'s nodename field, when the
clearly correct thing to do is to use the gethostname() function.
I can't help it if you, your neighbor, or your dog is not sufficiently
skilled at running a professional system as so to give that decrepit
system a proper name.  That's a personal problem that you'll have
to work out on your own.  

Want to bitch some more?  Go for it, Ilya.  Because when you do,
I'll just patch my thoughts, words, and deeds to the status quo ante
in which I had people call `hostname` directly.  

Your choice.

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