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Greg Black

gjb at gbch dot net
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If you’re not living life on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.

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Worthy organisations

Amnesty International Australia — global defenders of human rights

global defenders of human rights

Médecins Sans Frontières — help us save lives around the world

Médecins Sans Frontières - help us save lives around the world

Electronic Frontiers Australia — protecting and promoting on-line civil liberties in Australia

Electronic Frontiers Australia


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Software resources

GNU Emacs


The FreeBSD Project

Mon, 06 Sep 2004

Why do SourceForge think C and C++ are the same thing?

I was reading somebody’s profile on SourceForge tonight and saw that he was listed as a wizard in a skill described as “C/C++”. What’s wrong with these people? Don’t they know that C and C++ are different things? I am certainly a wizard at C. As for C++, I’m ignorant—although the lowest category they have is “want to learn”, which certainly does not describe me. I feel really uncomfortable even having a developer account under an umbrella that is so opaque.

And why won’t Blosxom allow legal Unix file names to be used?