Re: Grumble...

Pete Becker <>
Thu, 5 Aug 2010 16:07:01 +0200
On 2010-08-05 15:47:14 +0200, Alf P. Steinbach /Usenet said:

* Pete Becker, on 05.08.2010 13:47:

On 2010-08-05 12:40:16 +0200, Alf P. Steinbach /Usenet said:

* Andr? Schreiter, on 05.08.2010 12:25:

Am 04.08.2010 16:27, schrieb Alf P. Steinbach /Usenet:

* James Kanze, on 04.08.2010 16:19:
Most Windows developers have *nix tools installed, including a *nix

I know very few Windows developers (~2%) that using *nix tools or a *nix

It's my experience that most do.

Those who don't are necessarily either incompetent or .NET developers.

Then I guess I'm incompetent.

You've distributed builds of the Boost library,

No, I haven't.

 so my guess is that you have at some time or other worked with a
command interpreter.

Yes, I've worked with a command interpreter.

 You may even have used the 'more' command in Windows, which is a
Microsoft port of a *nix tool (not to mention 'ping' etc.).

Oh, my mistake. When you said that Windows developers who don't use
Unix tools are incompetent, I assumed you meant Windows developers *who
don't use Unix tools for development of Windows products* are
incompetent. Since you now seem to be claiming that it's only Windows
programmers who have never used Unix tools who are incompetent, I guess
it doesn't apply to me.

 By the way, a full build of Boost, from scratch, involves building
bjam, which when built fully from scratch involves having either
'bison' or 'yacc', although the files needed to build without those
tools are supplied pre-generated with the Boost source distribution.

Fascinating. What does that have to do with what tools I use and
whether my choice of tools reflects my competence?

And so my guess is that you're misleadingly putting some fancy
interpretation on words and terms such as "installed, "use" and "*nix

I've given them their obvious meaning. Apparently that's not what you meant.

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