[Novalug] ls -d

Ed James edward.james@gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 10:27:59 EST 2016

Speaking as somebody who spent years on-call, 24x7, who had to fix major,
live, systems quickly and correctly, I, for one, really wish email had a
"like button" that I could click for Rich's comments.


On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 9:42 AM, Rich Kulawiec via Novalug <
novalug@firemountain.net> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 02:08:16PM -0400, James Ewing Cottrell III via
> Novalug wrote:
> > Why are you Arguing the Case for Inefficiency?
> Because I'm a seasoned professional who grasps the concept that fretting
> about optimization in a script that will, *by design*, be run once and then
> thrown away is ridiculous.
> Because -- having written software that had life-or-death consequences --
> I understand that there's a place for rigorous, bordering-on-fanatic
> correctness.  I also understand that an introductory explanation to
> the basics of shell scripting is nowhere near that place.
> Because if I actually had to turn this into something efficient and
> robust and durable I wouldn't be using find(1) at all.
> Because I work on a lot of different Linux and Unix systems, and some
> of them have versions of find(1) that don't support this construct.
> Portability is much more important to me than efficiency.
> Because -- without exception -- every programmer I've ever encountered
> who obsessed about efficiency was an absolutely terrible programmer,
> so I try very hard not to be one of them.
> ---rsk
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