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Re: general questions

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:30:29 -0500

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 11:02 AM, John Maher <JohnM_at_rotair.com> wrote:

> So there is NOTHING the gui can't do that the command
> line can except take more time to do something.

What they don't do is let me build on things that already work in
arbitrary ways (especially in other languages and on other
machines...), and add to that when I have anything else that works.
Maybe they could, but then they would become a programming language

> You're confusing the
> steps to design an application with the steps to design a wrapper. Two
> different animals and if you mix the two its like trying to pull a
> trailer with a corvette. It may work, it may cause problems. It
> definitely is not optimal.

That's fine if you want to buy a new vehicle for everything you
transport, never re-using anything you've done or being able to expand
on it because you need a self-contained application for every
operation. But, I like being able to do something once, then repeat
it across a hundred machines with a simple script loop wrapping ssh.
Or schedule it to run automatically. Or use some other remote tool
to generate some of the options and/or inputs. Each tool does a step
optimally and repeatably. Can you really beat what ssh does - or even

   Les Mikesell
Received on 2012-09-11 18:31:02 CEST

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