Re: Creeping featuritis (was: Re: tar -I incompatibility)
On Tue, Jan 09, 2001 at 06:23:44PM -0500, Jacob Kuntz wrote:
> from the secret journal of Sam Couter (email@example.com):
> > No it's not. It does one thing (Advanced Package Management), and does it
> > fairly well. Just because the thing it does is a complex task doesn't mean
> > it's got creeping featuritis. If it tried to do more than just package
> > management, that would be a different story.
> right, like if it tried to read mail or interpert lisp (which are the
> primary indicators of featuritis).
I fail to see how these examples demonstrate that bzip2 options
on tar are creeping featuritis. If anything, it demonstrates that
it is not. It's not as if tar has bzip2/gzip built in.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>