Not logged in
Log in now
Create an account
Subscribe to LWN
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
configuration settings, empathy
Posted Sep 30, 2012 11:19 UTC (Sun) by pjm (subscriber, #2080)
It's clear that configuration options have both cost and benefit. The costs and benefits aren't directly comparable, so it can be hard to judge whether or at what point it's best to remove an option; but it does seem that some people and businesses are on balance better served by software with fewer configuration settings. Being able to see other people's viewpoints (one might almost say "having empathy"), one might congratulate the Gnome devs for daring to provide an option better suited for such people, rather than merely complain when one thinks oneself less suited by this choice.
Posted Oct 3, 2012 20:31 UTC (Wed) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
I was talking about bkor's one-liner. In reply to a substantial and earnest post, he says something like "I don't care" or "Gnome doesn't care" (the brevity makes it unclear). It's not very easy to empathize with that sort of discussion.
But, yes, I can emulate it. :)
Posted Oct 3, 2012 20:36 UTC (Wed) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Technically I stand by what I said, but it sure wasn't worth adding to this particular thread. *hits undo button*
Copyright © 2013, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds