[TUHS] Favorite unix design principles?

Niklas Karlsson nikke.karlsson at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 02:00:15 AEST 2021

Den tis 26 jan. 2021 kl 16:24 skrev Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com>:

> 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 script."*

The version I've heard is even "... a very small shell script".


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