After reading it, I see many parallels between the BSD ports tree and Gentoo‘s portage. I also realize he’s got a valid point about the “quick hack now” and “elegant solution later” camps. Speaking from years of “quick hack now” work, they never go away.
Maybe after I get some of the more pressing projects out of the way. Like getting rid of the RedHat 7.2 boxes I’ve still got out there.