Re: It's Huntin' Season
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> writes:
> When I load an emacs start up file, typically the behacviour
> of emacs changes. For example, auc tex, cperl, psgml, et. al. replace
> the default handling of certain files with wildly different
When I put a new binary in /bin, the behavior of bash changes. Does
that mean that every binary in the system is a configuration file?
> I am not saying you can't read init code from anywhere but
> /etc (not yet, anyway). But if it is optionally changing program
> behaviour, as opposed to reading static data, and if a user can add
> or somehow change the configuration (whether or not you think she
> ought to or may reasonably need to or not), they should bge in /etc,
> and they should be editable.
Except that this doesn't apply to, say libc. I mean, even if you
think people should hex edit libc, they might, and certainly libc
"changes program behavior"...