[TUHS] Favorite unix design principles?

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Wed Jan 27 01:23:01 AEST 2021

On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 5:23 AM Tyler Adams <coppero1237 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Looking at the 1978 list, the last one really stands out:
> "Use tools in preference to unskilled help to lighten a programming task"
> -- The concept of unskilled help for a programming task...doesn't really
> exist in 2020. The only special case is doing unskilled labor yourself.
> What unskilled tasks did people used to do back in the day?
> Tyler
I've often wondered if this is the source of the infamous putdown: When you
operate in such or such manner,* "you could/should be replaced with a shell
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