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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: {arch} directory

From: Dustin Sallings
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: {arch} directory
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 13:41:00 -0700

On Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003, at 13:14 US/Pacific, Tom Lord wrote:

What I've mostly seen is a dynamic -- a pattern of how attitudes
change over time.  "{arch}" is the kind of things that new users
complain about briefly and very experienced users tend to defend as a
good choice.  There are some exceptions, of course.

Well, I *am* a new user, but I don't particularly see anyone defending this as a good choice. Basically, there's the visibility argument, but I don't think that's a very strong one.

        My arguments against it are basically globbing and inconsistency.

If ``tla inventory'' did what I needed at import time, perhaps globbing would be less of an issue, but I still don't believe that tla inventory will ever replace all of the kinds of things people do with find and recursive grep on their source trees.

The inconsistency is as compared to .arch-ids and .arch-params, both of which are out of the way until you need them.

Dustin Sallings

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