On Tuesday 27 of November 2012 11:21EN, Ludwig
The person decided to do it via shell hacks as it
quite common to do it that way back then. It's a good thing to get
rid of such hacks and patch the features into daemon itself
anyways, indepedent of whether or not systemd is used for booting.
As far as I can say from the proposed config, the features are
actually implemented in atd and the "hacks" just translate
sysconfig variables to command line parameters. Many init scripts
do things like this as daemons rarely parse /etc/sysconfig
So? We are talking about free software here. Add a few lines of C and
they do. No need to add shell wrappers.