[arch-general] Systemd : Analysis of reactions of Users
fons at linuxaudio.org
Thu Jul 26 17:04:47 EDT 2012
On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 05:22:09PM +0800, Oon-Ee Ng wrote:
> Yeah, because key=value pairs are more complicated then, you know, a
> programming language?
Apples and oranges.
What you read in a bash script is what actually gets executed.
And this is being done by a tool that is not specific for the
task at hand, but one that is used for thousands of other things
and that can therefore be considered both reliable and well-known.
The key=value pairs in a service file are just the input to some
ad-hoc code that remains hidden unless you care to read the systemd
sources. A service file may be easier to read than a script, but it
it is purely declarative and doesn't provide any hint at all as to
how things really work. Which means that if they don't work, you're
A world of exhaustive, reliable metadata would be an utopia.
It's also a pipe-dream, founded on self-delusion, nerd hubris
and hysterically inflated market opportunities. (Cory Doctorow)
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