reply: [Rpm-maint] Assorted changes in my rpm branch

seth vidal skvidal at
Mon Dec 18 03:48:14 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-12-17 at 22:42 -0500, Charles C. Bennett, Jr. wrote:

> Yeah it's not a problem... I'm on busybox.  The point being that there
> are probably quite a few bits of admin scripting out there that will
> need to cope with this if it changes.  Everybody's going to have pet
> features and plans to crush them will be a minefield.  Can we operate
> from the Principle of Least Astonishment?

the principle that I've found fairly useful is lesscode:

In short, don't add code to do something you don't really need. It just
makes more bits to maintain and makes it harder for contributors to get
into the code quickly. 


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