--- Austin Ziegler <halostatue / gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 7:00 PM, Isaac Gouy <igouy2 / yahoo.com> wrote:
> > On Apr 7, 9:00 pm, Austin Ziegler <halosta... / gmail.com> wrote:
> >  > Worst of all, the author treats both theAliothshootoutand the
> Zed
> >  > Shaw rant as things worthy of positive attention, when both are,
> well,
> >  > worthless. TheAliothshootouthas been known to be worthless for
> >  > years yet periodically some idiot treats it as serious.
> >  Once upon a time, you made a specific complaint that the execution
> >  environment, on what used to be called the computer language
> shootout,
> >  stopped a Ruby Ackermann program from doing it's stuff - that
> problem
> >  was fixed.
> 
> I haven't gone back to the Alioth shootout web site in a long time,
> because the problem was originally reported at least a year before it
> was fixed.

It was fixed at the end of October 2005, your mailing list complaints
were in June 2005 - although you were still wrongly claiming it was
broken April 4 2006.


> >  Unfortunately, since then your comments about what is now called
> the
> >  benchmarks game don't amount to more than name calling.
> 
> No, it's a lot more than name calling. It's still treated far more
> seriously than it deserves to be treated.  Since I haven't looked at
> the "benchmarks game" in a while (I don't visit places that are
> useless), I don't know if your text is any better than it was two
> years ago (the last time I wasted any time there) to make it clear
> that no one should take anything presented on the "benchmarks game"
> seriously. I'll assume for the moment that you have improved it and
> that now it's because people like this author are stupid and take
> something like the "benchmarks game" seriously when it never should
> be.

Bad mouthing something you haven't even looked at in 2 years, seems
like you already have the material for - an indepth essay.


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