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Simon Perreault nomis80 at
Thu Oct 5 12:42:49 PDT 2000

> > I don't really know why, but I don't like this loop. Maybe it's
> > too shell-like. Does it fit our needs? Would there be an easier/better
> > way to do it?
> Why I do it is to make things easier to maintain. Suppose you want to add a
> directory to both /usr and /usr/local (which makes sense to do since you want
> both trees to be the same) you then change it in one place and don't forget
> it in the other place. But sure a long row of <mkdir>'s would do the trick as
> well. We then just need to make sure we don't forget the second one.

My point is not "a loop is hard, let's write it without a loop instead".
My point is: "let's try to do loops differently".

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