Config file hell

Posted on 2011-October-12 in programming • Tagged with complexity, config file, file format, xkcd, xml

Complexity

xkcd 963 nailed it once again. How much fun is it to have to open one of the zillion Unix config files on your Debian box and start tweaking until it finally works? The graph could just as well show "Time since I last opened wpa_supplicant.conf", or "/etc …


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