David Gibbs wrote:
All I'm declaring off topic is the comparison of EGL to any other language ... it causes too much rancor.
Then I suggest you moderate the rancor, not the subject.
Solving problems involves presenting concrete solutions ... not comparing EGL's 4 lines of code to RPG's 4 lines of code.
We compare code snippets all the time.
I presented a very simple case: parse an HTML page. Several people
noted interest in it.
In any case, this isn't the right list for that. If someone wants to know how to parse a HTML page in EGL, that discussion should be on the EGL list.
It's a comparison of the approaches, the same as SQL vs. native I/O, or
Java vs. RPG. If comparisons of midrange technical approaches don't
belong in the Midrange Technical List, then where?
Yes, I have my own opinions about EGL ... which are unimportant in this case ... this decision is *ONLY* intended to preserve the integrity of the list. Which isn't served by bickering about which language and/or framework is better.
The only thing I agree with is that the bickering should stop. That is
your job, and requires you to moderate the comments, both publicly and
privately. I contend that the comparison of the various technical
approaches is *exactly* what these lists are about, and this list in
It certainly was in the days before the more assaultive posting
techniques became allowable.
Okay, this ends my official protest. I'm sorry to the folks who want to
know about EGL that we aren't able to further the discussion. I'm sorry
to the folks that don't like argument that it's impossible for some of
us to carry on conversations. I assume responsibility for whatever I've
It's a disservice to the list, and I'm saddened.