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Re: [linux-lvm] Writing forward compatible applications using /proc



On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 10:18:37PM +0200, Goetz Bock wrote:
> 
> On Mon, Aug 13 '01 at 21:49, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > Compare with: wow! instead of a few simple modular applications we
> > now get a single one which tries to do everything. I'm not convinced
> > this is a step forward, the UNIX philosophy of having lots of small
> > single-purpose tools is a good one.
> (I did not check the cvs or how it is done)
> but if they did it right, they did it the same way busybox works:
> independent code file that could work as independent executables (if
> wrapped with some glue logic) but which work from one main executeable.
> While it keeps the mantainability of lots of small tools, it is actually
> better to manage for the user/admin (just one file), and the executable
> might even be smaller (better for bootdisks or simmilar low diskspace
> situations)

Exactly.

experimental
wc -l tools/*.[hc]
9441

beta8
wc -l tools/*.[hc]
13566

and there's a lot left to do.

- Joe



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