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SubjectRe: Coding style - a non-issue
On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 04:50:34PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Well, sheer luck, AND:
> - free availability and _crosspollination_ through sharing of "source
> code", although biologists call it DNA.
> - a rather unforgiving user environment, that happily replaces bad
> versions of us with better working versions and thus culls the herd
> (biologists often call this "survival of the fittest")
> - massive undirected parallel development ("trial and error")

Linux is one big genetic algorithms project?

mrc
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