Subject: Re: sysinst problems
To: Gerald Richter <email@example.com>
From: Nathan J. Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/05/2004 20:56:20
Gerald Richter <email@example.com> writes:
> And you sir have not been able to justify the lack of such knobs.
Every knob is complexity. Complexity is bad; it creates new paths that
need (and probably won't get) testing, ways to fail, bad ways for
things to interact. Knobs should be resisted. It is not up to the
resister to justify the resistance; it is up ot the proposer to
explain why the complexity is worth the trouble.
And this goes an order of magnitude more for sysinst. Sysinst is, of
all of our tools, the one that is least well suited to being many
things to many people.