Subject: Re: NetBSD master CVS tree commits
To: None <Chris_G_Demetriou@UX2.SP.CS.CMU.EDU>
From: Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/29/1996 09:00:34
### From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@UX2.SP.CS.CMU.EDU>###
#> If we have to implement this, let's see if we can do it in a more elegant
#> -- or at least more aesthetically pleasing -- manner.
#Your notion of aesthetics != mine.


#I want something that:
#	   (1) looks like other systems' version of init.d, 
#	   (2) works, 
#	   (3) requires no frobbing with non-standard tools.
#I happen to think that the 'normal' way is quite "aesthetically pleasing,"
#to some degree because it's rather simple, and, once you understand it, 
#hard to screw up.

See your first statement, but in general I must concede your point;

			* BUT *

not everyone *wants* that kind of setup, you see.  I think we ended
up with a lot of carnage last time we went through this.

Make it an option.  Enable it by default if you must, but there are those
of us who would prefer to run it "the old way".  A run-time check would
be the best way to go.


D.A.R.E* to keep cops off donuts.
(* Donut Abuse Resistance Education)