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Re: Definition of "The Right Thing"

Just a quick thought, but I think you've just listed the two differing
ideals of unix and GNU. The former favours a multitude of small tools
designed to work together, the latter tends towards larger, more inclusive
tools (best demonstrated by emacs as you say). Though it could be argued
the situation is not so clear cut, as GNU has diversified now to include
many "small and modular" projects. Certainly Windows is an environment
that appears to prefer huge, ornate applications that can't talk to each
other, although that too is changing now that everything is Just Another
COM Object(tm). It's certainly an interesting topic, but for games take
the easy route, cram as much in as possible, makes the game more fun to
play :)