systemd (Was Re: tmpfs for strategic directories)

Jeremy Sanders jeremy at
Thu May 27 07:51:00 UTC 2010

Bill Nottingham wrote:

> Jeremy Sanders (jeremy at said:
>> Something like Lua would be very good. The overheads over C would be
>> minimal, and it would have the advantage of being editable.
>> I've had to edit an init script to get something working properly many
>> times.
> If you're going to want them to be editable to pass the
> lowest-common-denominator test of whatever admins might be editing them, I
> think bash is probably the only reasonable choice.

Perhaps, though C is completely non editable to many sysadmins and lacks 
easy to use builtin routines helpful in scripting (maps, lists, tuples, 
string manipulation).

At least a simple Lua script should be comprehensible to the average 
sysadmin in case they need to debug or trace something, even if they never 
write anything.



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