Subject: Re: take2
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Darren Reed <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/03/1999 23:14:51
Actually, I've a real problem with variable based scripts:

use of '#' to comment out a single line doesn't work.

I don't know about you, but in testing and use (production & home),
I often find myself using #'s in init scripts, be it for debugging
or otherwise.

Inserting a # into a variable based script renders the rest of the
script past the # invisible (or at least it did in my testing).

I also find the complexity of run_rc_command somewhat disturbing.

I've seen a few comments about variable based scripts being bad,
does anyone (apart from luke/mrg) actually like this approach ?