1993-06-04 - Software infrastructure

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From: Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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From: Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 93 22:25:56 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Software infrastructure
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>puzzles me why we are contemplating writing our own comm package when so many 
>good ones are out there that can be made to serve our purposes.  

Reliability.  Scripts do not easily handle error conditions that might
result in lost mail.  They're fine for a few, but they aren't for all.

Integration.  Remembering what to do next is a large hurdle.