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Re: "here strings" and tmpfiles


From: Robert Elz
Subject: Re: "here strings" and tmpfiles
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:15:06 +0700

    Date:        Thu, 11 Apr 2019 06:02:41 +0200
    From:        "Jason A. Donenfeld" <address@hidden>
    Message-ID:  <address@hidden>


  | Now, it might be the case that bash really isn't the
  | right tool for that kind of thing, and I shouldn't use bash for tasks
  | with security requirements as such. But I sort of love bash, and have
  | written a lot of it, and I want it to be suitable for this.

This is exactly the attitude that ruins things.

Think of it being like

        I love my dog.   He (or she) is familiar, friendly, and does
        whatever I ask of him/her.   (Substitute cat if you're that kind
        of weirdo!).

        Now I want to play tennis.    Here boy (girl).   Hold onto this
        racquet and hit the ball back.

        Oh, you need hands, well, let's see how I can make that happen....
        You're not tall enough to hit my lobs, well, leg extensions coming 
        up...

Use the right tool for the job at hand, don't try and make every job
fit the tool that you like best.   That is fruitless, and likely to
ruin the tool while you're trying to bend it into the shape you need.

kre




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