Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jan 2012 20:39 UTC
General Unix Finally something really interesting to talk about. If you've used UNIX or any of its derivatives, you've probably wondered why there's /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin in the file system. You may even have a rationalisation for the existence of each and every one of these directories. The thing is, though - all these rationalisations were thought up after these directories were created. As it turns out, the real reasoning is pretty damn straightforward.
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Yes, going against the grain is hard. The wood isn't going to change it's nature for you. Others aren't going to use your indirection standard so you can ignore the existing standard. Invisible redirection standard is by redefinition less clear than the filesystem standard we have now.

I think you will find it very fustrating to go against the grain like this. You will just end up raging against others not doing as you ask for your project. Blaming them for your difficulties. Save yourself, if you still can!

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