[Beowulf] g77 limits...

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Mar 1 05:08:28 PST 2006

Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Feb 2006, Dan Stromberg wrote:
>> python's the way of the future though :)  Agreed that shell (bash) and
>> make are important, and regular expressions of a (very powerful)
>> necessary evil.
> Not just powerful, not just evil.  Regular expressions are one of the
> things that give a systems administrator that je ne sais quoi, that
> special little something, that aura of invincible power.

Folks who don't grok RE are missing quite a bit.  There is a huge amount 
of power in a tiny space.  They ain't extremely easy, but they are 
incredibly powerful.


> As for the python... well, I just plain like delimiters in my code.  I
> might even use it if the authors of python hadn't imposed two pieces of
> religion on its users:
>   No line terminator (e.g. ;)
>   No {} -- all code grouping MUST be accomplished by indentation.
> Violators will be shot.  News at 11.

Ugh... you just woke the beast.  You will be escorted to the cheeseshop 
for your re-education and learn to love blocking-by-indentation, and 
learn to eschew those evil editors which reformat things, as they can 
break a program ...

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