Author: Hiltjo Posthuma <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2021 10:43:18 +0200
sucks: mention some alternatives, reword some texts
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
diff --git a/suckless.org/sucks/index.md b/suckless.org/sucks/index.md
@@ -3,8 +3,8 @@ Stuff that sucks
See the [philosophy](//suckless.org/philosophy) page about what applies
to this page.
-Bigger topics that suck: [systemd](//suckless.org/sucks/systemd), [the
+Bigger topics that suck: [systemd](//suckless.org/sucks/systemd),
@@ -55,8 +55,9 @@ As these build systems are often used to compile C programs, one has to
set up a C++ compiler or Python interpreter respectively just in order
to be able to build some C code.
Version Control Systems
@@ -117,16 +118,18 @@ way to jump to that line in the source code, is not worth the time.
The suckless way is to have a short usage and a descriptive manpage. The
complete details are in the source.
+Alternatives: roff, [mdoc](https://mandoc.bsd.lv/).
-* [GCC](http://gcc.gnu.org/) is the virus which has spread into nearly
- every Linux distribution and has added its language extensions to be not
- easily replacable. As of 2016 it is now written in C++ and so complete
- suck. Why can't a compiler just be a simple binary doing its work
+* [GCC](http://gcc.gnu.org/): as of 2016 it is now written in C++ and so
+ complete suck. Why can't a compiler just be a simple binary doing its work
instead of adding path dependencies deep into the system?
* [Clang](http://clang.llvm.org/) is written in C++. If you don't
believe that it sucks, try to build clang by hand.
+Alternatives: see the Compilers section of the [/rocks/] page.
The [list of harmful software](http://harmful.cat-v.org/software/) at