@mdhughes I admit I don't know the peculiarities of zsh; I'm used to bash and ksh, which are blecherous. while loops fork? whose idea was this? 😛
@mdhughes Well that's unfortunate. shell is a horrendous language to try to write in. The fact that you can't reduce that trivial little function to a one-liner exemplifies.
@mdhughes Of course, to do this The Right Way, you wouldn't load the entire set of lines into memory anyway.
@mdhughes Are you sure Perl is a loser here? One thing it WON'T be doing is spawning yet another processs and writing all those lines to it, just to get a line count. ffs.
What is the best XMPP client for Android? I'm looking for ease of use primarily. I want to give a recommendation to a non-techie friend of mine. My other criterion is that it not require a "real" phone number. Many apps still seem to require a phone number. I know I could get a phone# from google, but that's far from ideal as well. TIA!
@woozle The Hubzilla article on wikipedia is in a very sad state. It is still in a draft state. It has been submitted several times over the years and has been rejected each time. Seems unfair. Someone who knows a lot about Hubzilla, but isn't "connected" to it, should go give it a bunch of love.
@GreyLinux Can you please give just one illustrative example of a "political statement" from Mozilla, so I can see what you're talking about.
@CobaltVelvet I hope you'll stay. I've been enjoying your posts very much. Unfortunately I never have anything clever to respond with. :-/
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