Attention young whipper-snappers fresh out of comp sci 101. Just because a thing is "old" does not mean it is bad. This should be obvious when you're making that argument at a 25 year old project.
Just had this exchange:
User: PHP should replace autotools with CMake. (not committing to do the work)
Me: Why? What problem does it solve? Every third party extensions would have to be updated to reflect such a change.
User: autotools is old.
@wolfcoder @saramg Yup, and I think we all do it to some extent. We see the past through rose-tinted lenses unfortunately, and I think this has lead to some weirdness in regards to how it's influenced how we see and think of things.
See all the "I was born in the wrong generation" comments on Youtube.
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