[Ilugc] My thoughts on introducing linux to newbies
gopalarathnam_v at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 23 14:54:17 IST 2004
> a plethora of special purpose languages and tools when they can
> do the same with one generic tool or langage.
IMO there is no one-general purpose tool for everything, even
Perl/Python/whatever is not panacea.
> frustating experience. Most of the times, I end up seeing some
> /etc/init.d scripts to refer the syntax rules.
> "rc" shell is better syntactically. It was written first for
> plan 9 . It is written to address this problem. It is lot easier
> for the head.
Is it? whatever thats easy for me is not easy for everybodyelse! I heard
a couple of my friends say C++ is easier than PHP!!
> They say unix principle is KISS, ie keep it simple stupid. No
> one will say unix commands like "find", "ls" are simple.
> Meaning, one cannot keep all their options and functions in
> their head. In that sense the functions of the scripting
(One of) Unix principle is one program does only one thing and does that
well. The purpose of "ls" is to list files, "find" to find files,
directories, etc. Thats where filters, pipes, come in to the picture.
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