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RE: 5.6.0 ready for prime-time?

From:
Sam Tregar
Date:
April 2, 2000 20:40
Subject:
RE: 5.6.0 ready for prime-time?
Message ID:
Pine.LNX.4.21.0004022335350.4184-100000@zoltar.vm.com
On Sun, 2 Apr 2000, David Grove wrote:

> > Bizarre.  You have a truely strange view of Perl's place in the
> > universe.  How exactly is Perl supposed to help people trying to use NT in
> > place of Unix?  Why should we want to?
> 
> [cut]
> 
> > I imagine you can guess what a large portion of perl5-porters thinks of
> > your kind of "advocacy" by now.
> 
> I will not enter into this "My OS is better than your OS" senseless and
> childish debate with you. It has no place in the now heterogeneous and
> highly eclectic perl community. The porters have spoken very clearly that
> this anti-Win32 bias, though obviously present in some members, is not the
> norm among the members of this forum: and I do believe them. Therefore,
> don't pretend to defend them by representing your personal, infinitessimally
> trivial biases as those of the perl5-porters group.

What a convenient "[cut]".  You managed to pull the lower paragraph
entirely out of context.  Your lack of integrity is appalling.
  
The people on this mailing list feel many different ways about the
OS-debate.  Nothing of that enters into my opinion of your "advocacy", nor
do I imagine it influences many others here.  What decides me against you
is your refusal to put forth evidence to back up your slanderous
claims.

Your kind of "advocacy" is something we can do without.

-sam





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