I wrote this today while discussing configuration mechanisms with my colleagues.
I love the unixish way of configurating things because the configs are:
is configured in my unixish system, with minimal initial knowledge.
config, and comments are not mangled when that config is later
modified from a GUI, if that’s available.
configs to be cloned.
The opposite of this is the M$ hell of opaque configurations managed by (sometimes even more opaque) GUIs, and unfortunately Sling leans more towards that opposite at the moment. We’ll have to fix this.