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Ihtesham Ali ihteshamali at
Thu Jun 5 01:39:27 UTC 2008

On 04/06/2008, Alexey Dokuchaev <danfe at> wrote:

> I'd rather avoid long options in *BSD utilities.  They're hard to
>  remember, easy to confuse, while not really gaining us anything useful

Exactly! -1

Florent Thoumie's bringing up a possibility and considering to go by
the general consensus is healthy though, and I completely appreciate

On 05/06/2008, Wilko Bulte <wb at> wrote:

> Well I indeed do not agree.  Aren't the developers old enough
>  to make this kind of judgement call themselves, without all sorts of written
>  policies?

Policies in such projects are generally not against anyone but for everyone.

It's nice of the committer that they in a way have sought your
opinion. I'm sure you don't want FreeBSD to look like a haywire Linux
distro anytime soon. I hope FreeBSD doesn't become a soup.

P.S. I am not against the Linux culture, in fact I am happy that they
are happy with it. I merely referred to FreeBSD's distinction of being
an excellent advanced operating system project from every aspect.

On 05/06/2008, Coleman Kane <cokane at> wrote:

>  Making up a book of obtuse policy
>  rules such as this, for purposes that aren't very concrete, doesn't seem
>  to serve anybody well.

Anything that can affect habits of a larger group of BSDists is at
least worth a second thought.
Long options are not just about me but a lot more out there who may
not even know of the discussion, so I'd try to be more considerate.


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