Do you know difference between two words: "need" and "want"?
Posted Mar 26, 2009 8:41 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: Simplicity is better than complexity.
Parent article: Wheeler: Fixing Unix/Linux/POSIX Filenames
you have no clue about my software or the project but you claim
to know what is correct and incorrect.
I don't have a clue. And I don't need it to know anything about your
project to know you are lying. Any project can be implemented with
exactly two filenames: "0" and "1". You'll need infinite depth of
directory structure to do so, true, but thankfully there are no practical
limitations in Linux. Is it feasible? Probably no. Is it possible? Of
course. And if we'll start with the position that your software does
not need these filenames but you current design needs these
suddenly you have much weaker argument: you are reducing complexity of your
software by increasing complexity of everyone's else's software. Is it good
trade-off? May be yes, may be no. But it's weak argument at best - no
matter what your project is and what it needs to be done.
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