10 September, 2017

Unix exit codes as an indicator of tooling (im)maturity.

If your compiler for your new language, or your test running, or whatever, doesn't return a unix exit code when it exits with an error - that's something that annoys me - and it's an indicator that no one is using your tool for serious - for example in an automated build system.

I've hit this a couple of times at least in the last year. grr.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed. I have similar opinions about parsing syslog with regex as a monitor