language choice of alfs

Jeremy Huntwork jeremy at
Sun Dec 19 05:39:02 PST 2004

Hui Zhou wrote:

> I know there is a decision earlier that the new alfs tool will be 
> coded in C. I have been quite seriously learning, thinking, studying 
> programming languages for a recent a few months, and would like to 
> throw in my 2 cents before a code base forms.
> IMHO, C is the worst choice for the job. ATM, I recommend python. I 
> will not layout the arguments here since there are plenty given by 
> many more distinguished people.
> I understand that developers and the skills of developers is not a 
> choice here, so if it will be C, so be it. But I think the arguments 
> given before are quite moo-moo.


Sorry, but this isn't the way to go about it. If you want people to take 
your suggestions seriously, you're going to *have* to give us a reason, 
or even better, reasons for your preference.  We're not going to change 
our mind simply because you tell us to.

Jeremy Huntwork

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