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Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs

Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs

Posted Nov 23, 2010 21:26 UTC (Tue) by JamesErik (subscriber, #17417)
In reply to: Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs by ironiridis
Parent article: Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs

I'm not sure why a non-programmer of any stripe would care about Autotools, but I expect that many programmers care about fundamental truths of human nature. After all, it's easy and commonplace to: be up to one's eyeballs in debt, surrender liberty for security, use Windows, etc. It's often a long time before one figures out that the easy road was the road to destruction.

Neil makes a good case that this fundamental truth is applicable to the domain of Operating System design. A pat on the back to Neil. And yes I did want to make clear to Our Editor, in light of your post, that indeed someone from the readership liked and appreciated the reference.


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Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs

Posted Nov 23, 2010 21:31 UTC (Tue) by ironiridis (guest, #60586) [Link]

I'm certainly not interested in an arms race here, but if it mattered to me as much as it seems to matter to you, I'd just end my paid subscription.

Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs

Posted Nov 24, 2010 0:15 UTC (Wed) by ikm (subscriber, #493) [Link]

> it's easy and commonplace to: be up to one's eyeballs in debt, surrender liberty for security, use Windows,

participate on lwn.net flames...

> It's often a long time before one figures out that the easy road was the road to destruction.

Indeed it is!


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