[TUHS] Favorite unix design principles?
athornton at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 02:13:53 AEST 2021
To be fair I've made a decent career spanning five calendar decades so far
out of replacing the thing I started out doing with a shell script (in
recent decades, more often Perl, then Python), so it's not the _worst_ job
On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 9:01 AM Niklas Karlsson <nikke.karlsson at gmail.com>
> 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>
>>> 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?
>> 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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