Apparently, csh programming is considered harmful.
cyberdog3k at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 19:33:54 PST 2007
On Dec 13, 2007 9:59 PM, Chuck Robey <chuckr at chuckr.org> wrote:
> Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > On 2007-12-13 18:05, Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:
> >> I ran across this today:
> >> http://www.faqs.org/faqs/unix-faq/shell/csh-whynot/
> >> Title:
> >> Csh Programming Considered Harmful
> That was written sometime last millenium, I mean, it's REALLY old. The
> question is sort of flamebait (you ought to go ask it on, say, the Linux
> IRC channel, for well-reasoned, adult discussion (NOT!)
One could argue that making irrelevant, potentially insulting
statements about alternative operating systems is:
- not adult
- not well-reasoned
> In general,
> it's right, you really wouldn't want to use tcsh as a scripting
> language. Read it, you'll come out ahead, but understand, that tcsh is
> a heck of a good general purpose command shell for users.
> >> I wonder what responses I might get here, and how much of this applies
> >> to tcsh as well (I'm still not exactly a tcsh expert).
> > Most of the points made in the FAQ about scripting large `applications'
> > with csh ring a bell for me. Now, having said that, /bin/sh is nice for
> > small to medium-sized scripts, but there is a certain point where even
> > sh(1) becomes annoying.
> > Do you have any _particular_ parts of the csh-whynot article that you
> > would like to discuss, or this is a free for all flame? :)
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