Re: Wikipedia criticism about root

From: Fons Rademakers <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 13:38:17 +0200

Hi Maurizio,

   I am aware of the comments and points of view of Andy, but did not feel inclined to remove them or move them to the discussion page myself since that could be interpreted as censorship by the authors. We are well aware of some of these issues, but they all have a good reason for being like they are for the time being (STL, doxygen, etc. did not exist when we started with ROOT, the system is "monolithic" because all components or plugins use infrastructure provided by the core of the system, it is just as monolithic as the successful Java class library). However, as you might know, ROOT is still evolving and over time some of these issues might be addressed. Also the alternatives Andy mentions, AIDA, CLHEP, HippoDraw, JAS, etc. are themselves nothing more than first attempts and in that not even successful first attempts.

If you or somebody else wants to update the ROOT wiki page, please be our guest.

Cheers, Fons.

Maurizio Panniello wrote:
> Hi,
> I noted that Andy Buckley
> ( added to wikipedia a
> criticism about
> ROOT,( I'm
> generally agree with him about this problems in root but the aim of
> wikipedia is to be neutral and maybe somebody can add or correct the
> Buckley's point of view or point the problems in discussion page. I
> think the wikipedia is today very important first information page for
> new users so mantain a correct and neutral point of view here is
> extremely important.
> Bye
> Maurizio

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