[TUHS] Charles Forsyth on putting Unix on a diet.

Tim Bradshaw tfb at tfeb.org
Sat Oct 28 09:39:20 AEST 2017


> On 28 Oct 2017, at 00:15, Steve Simon <steve at quintile.net> wrote:
> 
> It was put to me that there is a big difference between
> complicated and complex.
> 
> Complexity may be necessary to deal with difficult problems.
> But the solution, built on the complex framework should never
> be complicated.

This is half-way (and perhaps more than that) to what the 'worse is better' paper would call 'the MIT approach'.  I think it's fairly obviously the right thing, and equally obviously almost never done.

--tim


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