Why do all the sudo? [was Re: Software updater no longer functional]

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Fri Jan 27 12:15:41 UTC 2017


On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 01:51:42PM +0200, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 23 January 2017 at 17:18, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 12:41:16PM +0200, Liam Proven wrote:
> >> On 23 January 2017 at 12:38, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> >> > is somewhat tidier *and* easier to understand than:-
> >>
> >>
> >> Shorter, yes. Less to read, yes.
> >>
> >> But:
> >> * more dangerous
> > Why?
> >
> >> * more error-prone
> > Why?
> >
> >> * less logging
> > But does that make it easier or more difficult to find problems?  More
> > logging isn't *necessarily* better.
> >
> >> Shortness and efficiency are also shortcuts to danger.
> >>
> > Absolutely not!  Efficiency is elegance, elegance is fewer errors.
> 
> 
> I am not here to do your research for you. I am here to offer help and
> guidance, on a voluntary basis, when I feel like doing so.
> 
> Anything else is part of my professional consultancy services. These
> start at £75 per hour and I am happy to discuss deals with you by
> private email.
> 
> I've told you the answers. If you don't like them, that's not my
> problem. If you don't understand them, go learn about it and then you
> will understand why. If you disagree, well, go create your own
> distribution.
> 
Liam, if you want to throw professional qualifications about:-

    Eur Ing  CA Green  CEng MBCS CITP  BSc(Eng)  FIAP

I've been using, adminstering, programming moatly on Unix and Linux
since the 1970s.  I'm not just spouting rubbish I don't think.

I too offer help here (and lots of other places).  My original comment
wasn't an absolute "do it this way", it was just a comment.  

I don't quite understand why the subsequent discussion got so heated! :-)

-- 
Chris Green



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