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Re^3: Never, never, never

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Apr 22, 2005 at 19:57 UTC ( #450562=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Never, never, never
in thread Never, never, never

On the other hand, that is exactly the point of a REPL (Read Evaluate Print Loop), like as perl -de1.

There is a time and a place for everything -- but times when you should eval unchecked user input are fairly rare rel to the number of times that it looks like it might be a good idea.

For example, interactive agents of mine often have an "evaluate this" command... but only if they are single-user, or first check if it is me.


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[Corion]: Discipulus: I don't know whether I could really do that, but the init process itself mostly launches other processes, and the whole startup is just following a path of dependencies and making sure they are all running. Which basically is what ...
[Discipulus]: when at work my time is (temporarly) owned by the firm, so i do not care (coworkers whatch movies.. I code Perl)
[Corion]: ... make already does, except for files instead of programs. But maybe with some /proc hackery, that could be eliminated and one could use plain make :-D
[choroba]: systemd just makes is asynchronous
[choroba]: so, make -j
[Corion]: Discipulus: Yeah - but when writing Perl to save time (instead of having fun), it helps to look whether you're actually saving time ;) Why spend 5 minutes doing manually what you can spend three years automating? ;)
[Corion]: choroba: Oh, yeah :-D

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