> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Stephen D. Williams
> Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2001 6:44 PM
> To: Steve Dossick
> Cc: email@example.com; Adam Rifkin; FoRK@XeNT.CoM
> Subject: Re: [Lust/Greed/Envy] Sun and iPlanet Unleash Ultimate
> SoftwareDevelopment Platform
> It looks like their new tool, Insure++, is available for Linux and does
> more, as long as you don't mind running your source through it:
> The availability of Insure++ and not Purify is the same for Linux, IBM
> RS/6000's, SCO, and Dec Alpha Dec Unix.
ParaSoft makes Insure++, PureAtria (now Rational) makes Purify. I've not
used Insure++ in recent years; I do remember throwing its manual against a
wall at one point and forcing some higher ups to buy a Purify license for a
project I was on. This was at least 4 years ago, hopefully they've caught
up or (possibly) surpassed Purify since.
I guess the meta-point I was making was that the "ultimate dev platform"
depends on who you are and what you work on; for the kinds of things Kragen
and many other people do, Linux is a great platform. For others,
Sparc/Solaris is the bees knees because of the particulars of their
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