On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 12:44 PM, Buck Calabro <kc2hiz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 7/15/2014 11:59 AM, Jeff Young wrote:
I am a programmer, so I see solutions as opportunities to write
programs. APIs are the cornerstone of what I do. Using an
API like the Klement FTPAPI to write my own FTP client
seems very normal to me.

Interesting. I'm a programmer too, and I fully agree with the
"opportunities to write programs" sentiment. APIs (of the kind you
seem to be talking about) are not anything close to being the
cornerstone of what I do, though.

Not everyone on this list is a programmer; those persons will
necessarily need a different solution set. I'm not sure a CL
program that scrapes the FTP error log is a good fit for a
non-programming scripter.

I would argue that a CLP that scrapes an error log is not a good fit
for anyone. ;)

(Plus, I don't take the view that "scripting" is somehow not
programming. But that's neither here nor there.)

John Y.

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