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[Discuss] SysVinit vs. systemd

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I have not run into Mike for a number of years since Digital transferred
him to Atlanta. BTW: "Small is Beautiful" is really part of the
long-time Unix Philosophy developed by Ken Thompson and written about by
Brian Khernigan. Also, Chuck Moore invented Forth on the small is
beautiful philosophy. If you look at the original Unix commands they
were small, had a single purpose, and were easy to test. Smallness tends
also to reduce potential bugs.

On 09/10/2014 10:14 PM, Tom Metro wrote:
>   Mike Gancarz sums up the Unix philosophy: 1. Small is beautiful. 2.
>   Make each program do one thing well. ... We have built the Internet
>   and all modern Internet services on those principles. Systemd's design
>   and implementation violates nearly all of them.
>   Should it be a surprise that so many long-term Unix and Linux
>   developers, architects, and administrators recoil at the thought of
>   something like systemd? It might seem that the design of systemd
>   purposefully dispensed with the wisdom of 45 years of Unix development
>   and struck out in a different direction just to spite the old guard.
> [...]

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