F15 preupgrade: lots of uneraseable dupes

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Tue Oct 11 10:03:55 UTC 2011

On Tue, 11 Oct 2011 05:13:20 +0530
Rahul Sundaram <metherid at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/11/2011 03:10 AM, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 15:52, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >> It is a fact.   There is a lot of empirical proof for this.  Scripts are
> >> good for single purpose small cases.  Once you want to deal with complex
> >> problems, a script won't scale.  Error handling isn't as sophisticated
> >> for instance.
> > 
> > 
> > I do not agree. A script can be as good with as good error-handling as
> > its programmer wants it to be. 
> Not really.  There are limitations of the language.  Bash just isn't
> going to be as sophisticated as say Java regardless of how good the
> programmer is.

Mathematically speaking that isn't true. It might be a lot prettier but
the capabilities of the two are basically identical (assuming in the sh
case you use a few apps run from the script anyway)

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