Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/usr.bin/find
To: <>
From: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/07/2007 14:51:48
On Wed, 7 Feb 2007, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 07:50:10AM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> Thor Lancelot Simon <> writes:
>>> On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 07:10:51AM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>>>> SODA Noriyuki <> writes:
>>>>>> "make -rm an alias for -delete"
>>>>> I think adding this "-rm" alias is a bad idea.
>>>>> (On the other hand, I'm one who asked Elad to add the -delete option.)
>>>> It is convenient.
>>> And I have had "ll" aliased to "ls -l" for almost two decades.  I,
>>> personally, find this convenient.  I will commit /usr/bin/ll in a few
>>> minutes if nobody objects.
>>> Personal preference is no reason to gunk up the system with redundant
>>> features.
>> There are two schools of thought here. One of them is that we would be
>> better off removing everything that wasn't in v7. The other is that
>> making life more convenient for the users leads to a more pleasant
>> operating system.
>> If you want to run v7, though, it is available for download.
> Clearly, you're right.  What can I say?
> I will endeavor, then, to do my part towards more convenient life for
> the users and a more pleasant operating system.

I'd prefer being on the 'lean' side and installing extras with pkgsrc.
Feature creep like that sounds silly to me. There's only a certain
amount of "easy" we need, isn't there? I suppose there could be a goal
of being the be-all and end-all of OSes, but that's not why I use NetBSD.

Hisashi T Fujinaka -
BSEE(6/86) + BSChem(3/95) + BAEnglish(8/95) + MSCS(8/03) + $2.50 = latte