carton at Ivy.NET
Fri Mar 15 11:24:19 PST 2002
>>>>> "sm" == Shawn McMahon <smcmahon at eiv.com> writes:
sm> That is universally true.
oh. well, now that it's clear we are pontificating about universal
truth, I am forced to concede the argument and bow before your
superior wit. BTW I loved your brilliant slashdot post.
sm> if you have 30 machines, each of which needs slightly
You write 30 slightly different configuration files in C, check them
into CVS, compile them, and deploy them.
Guess what you do if you have 31 machines.
sm> What if you then have to apply a change to the common
sm> configuration of each of those boxes? 30 recompiles?
yes, 30 recompiles.
sm> I don't even have ROOM to create a large enough swapfile [to
sm> compile GNOME]
You've obviously never done this. As a NetBSD user, I've built and
run gnapster on a 33MHz SPARC swapping over NFS. Go suck goat teat,
look, first learn how to use and configure emacs. Then go read my
``there is no such thing as an interpreter'' essay.
Then you can come back and make more foolish statements about why
writing custom YACC grammars for configuration file languages will
save you time by ``eliminating the compiler.''
stupid sysadmin. You should know better than to challenge my
``[The capitalist] intends only his own gain, [but he is] led by an
invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.''
-- Adam Smith
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