Subject: Re: defaults file
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 02/06/2003 15:38:21
> > Why should everyone on earth have to write one?

>Only the people who want config files have to write one.  (I don't use
>a wrapper script when I invoke, for example ... so really the
>answer to your question is "not everone on earth *has* to write one.")

I think the term "config file" is a problem.  I agree that any such file
would be gross.  _BUT_ takes a squillion args and many
folk need/want the same ones everytime they run it.  Having

[ -s $rc ] && . $rc

doesn't seem like a bad idea.  As for /etc/build.conf - I think that
_is_ a bad idea.