[Gridflow-dev] ping (fwd)

Tom Schouten doelie at zzz.kotnet.org
Fri Aug 27 23:28:07 EDT 2004

>> hmm, this sure looks like a single-bit hint. :)

> Do you want to post your proposition to this mailinglist, or I do it, or
> should I reply in private?

folks, see the animated email below.

i have one big question actially. is gridflow seperable from pd and ruby?
can it be hosted by something else?

maybe i shouldn't quote esr on this (or at all) but i did read his
latest unix book and like the way he presents the 'policy' vs 'mechanism'
thing. that's what it's all about, in the end.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 07:34:30 +0200 (CEST)
From: Tom Schouten <doelie at zzz.kotnet.org>
To: Mathieu Bouchard <matju at sympatico.ca>
Subject: ping

hey mathieu,

it's been a while. i'm back from the forth trenches.

isn't it time we start talking about interfacing pf and gridflow?

actually, i don't have time right now, i'm talking about next couple of
months. i'm tailoring pf for easy integration in other projects. and i'm
bugging a lot of people with the same questions, to much frustration. my
plan is nothing less than to conquer the world :)

no, in fact, i've changed my mission. i'm going to use this forth to glue
together all media applications i can find that don't have a 'standard'
public interface. i've factored out the geeky compiler stuff to libtile so
it won't interfere with the main mission: forth media hub.

i'm tired of this zoo of incompatibility in different projects, and i just
want to brutally connect them by taking them on one by one. i don't mind
that there are different policies, different approaches. that's a good
thing, but the functionality could be shared. that's what i want to get
to. build one mega app by connecting the lot.

there's no other way. can't make a good standard by designing one by
committy. you force a standard by infiltration. you will be assimilated :)

i hope you see the humor in this. i'm applying microsoft tactics in the
open source world :) i'm having a great time anyway. i'll try to be a good
microsoft. be careful about my steps.

currently trying to plug it into everything that moves. damn this starts
to sound obscene. just to start warming you for the idea. the approach i'm
taking is:

* first map the data types in one go
* then incrementally map functionality, do what you need most first.

this works really well. maybe i'll make it my business one day.

so.. any thoughts to this suddon attack of enthousiasm?


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