@ peterhickman386 / googlemail.com

Thanks for the link...

http://www.xent.com/FoRK-archive/summer96/0591.html

Good read.



> From: Peter Hickman <peterhickman386 / googlemail.com>
> Reply-To: <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
> Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 21:51:07 +0900
> To: ruby-talk ML <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
> Subject: Re: Unix Philosophy in Ruby Programing
> 
> Because not all OSs are Unix, not all Unixes have sendmail,
> configuring sendmail is difficult.
> 
> Do you use ed as your editor or something else? ("$ cat > app.rb" for example)
> 
> People use gems so that they can get the job done, the same reason
> that they use Ruby.
> 
> The unix philosophy is not about being hardcore and using things like
> sendmail, its about simple tools that to a simple things well and
> joining then all together.
> 
> It is about being "good enough" rather than doing things the "proper
> way". This is the 'MIT approach' vs the 'New Jersey approach'
> 
> http://www.xent.com/FoRK-archive/summer96/0591.html
>