NM: the usual rant

Tom Horsley tom.horsley at att.net
Sun Mar 1 16:45:13 UTC 2009

On Sun, 1 Mar 2009 15:57:05 +0000
Alan Cox wrote:

> If you want to look at poor practice then gdm is a far better example

Oh there is no doubt of that. I downloaded the source for gdm
to try and understand how I might fix bug 451562, and it boggles
the mind. An app who's one job is to validate a user and let
him login has become a vast series of interlocking dbus connected
apps, shuffling around information like some con artist running
a shell game.

If I were to try for years, I couldn't manage to make such a
simple task so complex.

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