[petsc-dev] those who use cmake are INSANE

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 14:20:21 CST 2013

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 1:21 PM, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

>    Man o man, it is worse than autoconf (how is that possible?)

Its the essential masochism of programming, where shitty interfaces are
elevated to
grand status because some people can cope with them. Notice that this
also appears in mathematics.


>    Barry

What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their
experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their
experiments lead.
-- Norbert Wiener
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