Alternatives to gcc (was Re: gcc 4.3: when will it become
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Fri Jan 16 02:25:19 PST 2009
On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 11:15:52PM -0800, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> the end. Take Gentoo Linux: it's a Linux distribution riddled with
> choices -- so many bloody choices that one has to make to get a
> working system, that just one library going south with the wrong
> option can set you back hours or days in order to get up and going
> again... we shouldn't go down that road or we'll just be begging for
> pain, if not from a support end, then from a user endpoint because
> we'll be more efficient manufacturers of rope than ever before, and
> users will be isolated from folks trying to reproduce their issues.
As a FBSD user I'm really happy with the current balance between
freedom of choice and order. This was the thing that attracted me
first to FBSD (v 4.9), after being thoroughly confused by linux anarchy.
>From my point of view this is the ideal balance, and this is what makes
FBSD stand apart from linux and other BSDs.
Too much choice is not always a good thing.
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