ietf-nntp NEWNEWS deprecation.
ade at demon.net
Thu Dec 4 06:48:37 PST 1997
James A. Brister writes:
>On Thu, 4 Dec 1997 08:35:46 +0000 (GMT) "Clive D.W. Feather" wrote:
>> INN is crap.
>That's not really necessary, is it?
Probably not. A better wording would be:
"The algorithm used for NEWNEWS in both INN and the reference
implementation is something of a resource pig, and as such,
administrators of those sites would really rather lose
the command, in the absence of a better way..."
Saying that a concept should be deprecated simply because one particular
implementation sucks is just plain wrong. That's the raison d'etre
for software engineers. I just thought of a good analogy between
this and gopher/www, but I think this thread has already had it's
share of religion :)
Ade Lovett, Demon Internet, Austin, Texas.
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