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Re: Is missing SysV-init support a bug?

On Aug 29 2016, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:
> Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus@rath.org> writes:
>> On Aug 28 2016, Bart Schouten <list@xenhideout.nl> wrote:
>>> But that's not the relevance. The idea that systemd is clearly superior
>>> to sysvinit is just something you concoct up because you don't know how
>>> to write a service file or script and you want to let systemd do the
>>> hard work.
>> How is that concoted? Yes, systemd is clearly superior to sysvinit
>> because it doesn't require me to know how to write a service file or
>> script but does the hard work for me.
> Python is clearly superior to C in that I don't have to do tedious memory
> management or worry about buffer overflows in allocated arrays.  Yet, I
> often prefer to implement things in C for a bunch of different reasons.  A
> couple of major ones are wanting more fine control and wanting a
> standalone binary that doesn't depend on an installed Python ecosystem.
> I disagree with both of you in that these aren't really "clearly superior"
> sorts of things, I think.  It feels like the wrong question entirely.

It seems I should have added an irony marker. My point was that the
quoted reasons support the statement just as well as its opposite and
was therefore pretty bogus, not that systemd is clearly superior.

And no, this email is also not stating that systemd is not clearly


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