Subject: Re: What about startup scripts??
To: None <>
From: Dominik Rothert <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/31/2000 13:25:39
"Nathan J. Williams" <nathanw@MIT.EDU> wrote:

> Eliminating the file-system level distinction between "base" and
> "third-party" data is a good that some Linux distributions have
> done. 

What's good about it?  IMHO it only confuses users in their understanding
what the operating system is.

> The code is the difference. I like to think that we have
> higher-quality code, both for the kernel and userlevel. What we have
> on the filesystem and how we arrange it are two separate issues, and I
> hope that our dedication to high-quality programming doesn't
> senselessly tie us to an archaic filesystem layout.

Well, I think how we arrange the filesystem support the quality of
the code. One of our goals is to keep the system clean, what implies
both, clean programming and a clean structure of the filesystem,
and others.


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