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== <s>Brithenig</s> ==
Iso code brz, We need brithenig to e perfect--[[user:Jristz|Jristz]] 06:12, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
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New heading

Sounds lovely. --Dettalk 22:22, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Greek translations

We currently have Attic and Demotic.

I think more translations should be added, such as Katharevousa, Pontic or any local dialect. Speakers are few nowadays, so if anyone can contribute, please do. Sudowoodo (talk) 09:29, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

C code

This comment https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/4g0y7v/arch_is_the_best/d2dq13e, while ironic in a tone, seems to have a point. Is the C code unnecessary bloated and not in the Arch way?

Wouldn't this be better? (simple hello world repurpose)

   int main(void) {
       printf("Arch is the best!\n");
       return 0;

--JonnyRobbie (talk) 09:32, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

+1 -- Alad (talk) 10:19, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Same issue with the C++ version. -- Rdeckard (talk), Maintainer 13:50, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
I thought it might be some involved meta joke I'm not getting. The same with the three space indentation. --JonnyRobbie (talk) 14:17, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
+1, but still incl. the 3-space meta nudge towards python. --Indigo (talk) 15:02, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
I'll argue that it's not better at all, GCC 5.3 generates identical binary for both versions, even with default options. The reddit post is complete nonsense.
Besides, nitpicking about indentation width and minimality of this code is the least concern compared to the X11 example or any esoteric language.
-- Lahwaacz (talk) 19:03, 23 April 2016 (UTC)


Maybe we should just delete the page to avoid unnecessary work in the spirit of KISS. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 14:01, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

+1 It's really just how to do "Hello World" in different programming languages. I guess that's the joke? [1] -- Rdeckard (talk), Maintainer 15:23, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
-1. Project pages' purpose is described in the intro & has not lost focus since first revision. --Indigo (talk) 17:00, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Looking at the history, I don't see how this page adds a significant maintenance effort. It's true that it's similar to the Hello World page on wikibooks, but it also includes translations to natural languages: Arch_is_the_best#Translations. Also, it has its value as a wiki "easter egg".
That said, I'm just going to open a poll on this one, and announce it on the forums. Alad (talk) 18:42, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
It's a joke page. An ironic look to our souls. It doesn't seem to interfere with the rest of the wiki and it doesn't need to be maintained...(kinda). Nobody forces anyone to prioritize this page over more serious and more useful ones. I don't see the need to delete this page.--JonnyRobbie (talk) 18:52, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
This page and the thread bring a little smile to my face. They hark back to the days when skoal was writing poetry, cactus and others were praising tacos and phrakture was lifting cars over his head. I don't know much about the people populating the bbs now (I liked helping people troubleshoot on the bbs, and the wiki slowly killed that by providing info), but back then some people on the bbs weren't interested only in technical issues. I'd leave it alone, as a very sophisticated and exquisite, ego-boosting and mind-blowing (albeit perhaps a bit over-engineered) blast to the past. lucke (talk) 19:25, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm on the "keep" side, but only as long as we remove it from Category:Programming languages. — Kynikos (talk) 06:49, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
I've closed the poll, the page won't be archived. — Kynikos (talk) 03:45, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Alad, with this we can close the discussion. — Kynikos (talk) 07:17, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Poll (closed)

Keep the page
Archive it