reply: [Rpm-maint] Assorted changes in my rpm branch
skvidal at linux.duke.edu
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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