I.T. Security and Linux Administration

Feb 28 2013   7:56PM GMT

Advise From the Admin Part 2: Make configuration easy

Eric Hansen Eric Hansen Profile: Eric Hansen

When creating configuration files for software you’re writing, do not make it so difficult for the end user to edit them.

Naming a variable “window_x_pos” or “fullscreen” is easy to understand and know what it does. ┬áNaming a variable “deep_dark_interesting_option1041239” is like taking a sword and driving it through a table and hoping to make it go through…it doesn’t make sense.

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