Re: official support for more scripting languages in gnome needed

Jesus Fucking Christ! I thought this thing was over. This discussion started because somebody wanted to make Gnome dependant on Perl, Python, Lisp and Guile. I responded, "If you do that, then you will lose me as a user."

I have legitimate reasons for not wanting to be forced into running scripting languages. You can argue until you're blue in the face, but that won't change the fact that I have examined all options for my projects and determined what is most appropriate to use. You may choose something else. Fine. But don't try to force your choice on me.

I don't care what you code in, I don't care what Vlad codes in. But don't try to make *me* code in it! I never once said that any language is better than another. I said that scripting languages were not appropriate for my projects and if Gnome depended on them, then I would be forced to go elsewhere.

Now can we just let the fucking thing rest already? (and no, I don't want to discuss what my projects are and what languages would work better than others)


Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

Ben Ford <ben kalifornia com> writes:

Fine.  I have no problem with scripting languages being used in a RAD


I don't think you guys are convinced as to why I don't want to run these, but
the fact of the matter is - I want the choice.  I want to choose *what* I do
and do not run on my machine.  If you take this choice away from me, I *will*
go somewhere else.  That is all I have to say.

(I should set up and autoresponder that says - "I just want the choice of what
I run on MY box.".  Maybe after enough of those somebody will get it that I
don't give a shit if you write gftp in python or not, and I care less if
GnuCash uses guile.  I just want to be able to say *NO FUCKING PERL, OK?!?!*)

Yeah man, amen. And while we're at it, let's get rid of the language
responsible for more security holes in the history of computing than
perhaps all others combined, due to it's lack of proper memory
management, poor standard library, and resultant tendency towards
buffer overflows. No one would want programs in a crappy language like
that, right? I'm not quite sure I remember the name, I think it might
be `C' or something?

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