[Fedora-packaging] Re: paragraph on shipping static numerical libs
rc040203 at freenet.de
Mon May 28 14:17:39 UTC 2007
On Mon, 2007-05-28 at 09:49 -0400, Ed Hill wrote:
> On Mon, 28 May 2007 13:46:03 +0200 Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > On Mon, 2007-05-28 at 11:47 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > > On Mon, May 28, 2007 at 10:15:01AM +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > > > On Mon, 2007-05-28 at 09:44 +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > > > > On Mon, May 28, 2007 at 09:34:20AM +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > In general scientists do coding
> > > > > just fine but don't want to do more nor even think about it (no
> > > > > packaging, no thoughts on system administration...).
> > > > Well, in 90% of all such cases, "their coding" goes into
> > > > implementing complex algorithms, while their programs complexity
> > > > is not much different from "hello world".
> > >
> > > This sounds quite arrogant.
> > Feel free to think what you want - These number cruncher guys apps
> > condense down to a
> > READ STDIN
> > CALL ALGORITHM
> > PRINT STDOUT
> > Their typical usage:
> > ./myapp < inputdata >output
> > ... wait <couple of days> ...
> > lpr output
> Oh Ralf, you're such a sweetheart! Bursting with optimism about
> all of human-kind! :-)
> Yes, some scientists/engineers are dreadful coders and should never be
> allowed to admin any systems, not even small one-button toaster ovens.
> Some are brilliant coders and/or admins who develop novel algorithms/
> approaches and build/manage their own clusters. Many fall somewhere
> between those two extremes.
> Your "condense down" comments are just silly. Really... silly...
Thank you, very much - I must have been living on a different planet
than you for the last 15 years. I must have been watching a different
kind of scientists, blocking networks and machines with their number
crunching jobs over all these years ...
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