Writing shell scripts that suckless

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

Compare http://static.natalian.org/2009-12-12/w3c.sh.txt with:

The original 100 line script might have been short, though it tried to do too many things at once. It was also too dependent on http://xmlstar.sourceforge.net/ when it need not be.

It takes a genius to break up a problem into small and very maintainable components.