Configuration vs. Engineering (was Re: [linux-elitists] Re: Yet another mozilla atrocity)

Greg Folkert greg@gregfolkert.net
Tue Oct 7 06:27:35 PDT 2003


On Tue, 2003-10-07 at 03:42, Martin Pool wrote:
> On  7 Oct 2003, "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> 
> > There are trade-offs.  The two aims:  minimal complexity, maximized
> > flexibility, *are* at odds.  
> 
> Sometimes the simplest tools are the most flexible.

Like: grep, sed, awk, csh(tcsh), ksh(pdksh), bourne sh(bash) and m4

err... maybe _not_ m4...
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