some people are unduly upset. The author was joking! (right? haha...no its all true!)
I also, as said earlier, believe that no project is wasted if something is learned by the coder. However, writing another irc client IS PLAIN STUPID. KVirc is an excellent irc prog. As the author stated, porting or sifting through code, apperently, isnt as 'creative' or 'clever' as rewriting a client! but writing lil apps that have unreasonable aspirations (multi-threaded, gnome/kde compliant, corba-based, has its own db, etc) can be quite fun. But anyhow...props to author, yep.
Thats GREAT! of course, now im very afraid of releasing an app im developing. This article has stopped a revolution.