On 03/14/2012 16:55, Zac Medico wrote:
>> Deprecation of this practice would mean that people could type
>> /bin/command instead of /usr/bin/command in situations where absolute
>> paths are necessary. We could symlink things in /usr to rootfs for
>> compatibility with legacy software. In a more extreme case, we could
>> symlink /usr to /, which would make plenty of sense given that we do not
>> need a separate /usr at all.
> I'm not seeing any compelling benefits here that would justify a lack of
> conformity with other *nix distros. It seems almost as though it's an
> attempt to be different for the sake of being different, perhaps a
> symptom of something like NIH syndrome.
Gentoo, by its very nature, has always been regarded as somewhat
non-conformist. When Gentoo first popped onto the scene, most other distros
didn't do colors in the terminal. We did. And it all branches out from there.
"The past tempts us, the present confuses us, the future frightens us. And
our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast, terrible in-between."
--Emperor Turhan, Centauri Republic