Richard Bucker

I'm reminded how bad DSLs suck!

Posted at — May 29, 2013

This evening I was writing a script that was to update a unix hosts file. ¬†While the file is pretty simple to process it is yet another DSL and when added to the list of other filetypes in the various etc folders you realize that there are so many different patterns and DSLs… and while they all have one thing in common - system configuration - they are all different.I suppose that’s when the Windows' admins start talking about the registry… and while it’s a key/value store at it’s core…. it’s not an improvement.