Apparently, csh programming is considered harmful.
jerrymc at msu.edu
Thu Dec 13 17:16:47 PST 2007
On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 08:12:32PM -0500, Mike Jeays wrote:
> On December 13, 2007 08:05:42 pm Chad Perrin wrote:
> > I ran across this today:
> > http://www.faqs.org/faqs/unix-faq/shell/csh-whynot/
> > Title:
> > Csh Programming Considered Harmful
> > 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).
> As you can see, it is 11 years old, but still good advice. For interactive
> use, tcsh is not too bad, but for writing scripts of any length, sh or bash
> are considered better tools. For code that will run anywhere, stick to the
> sh subset.
> <flamebait>Bash has all the features one is likely to need for interactive use
> as well, and one could make a good case for it being the 'standard' shell
Here it is.
I find bash to be ugly and hate it for interactive use.
I would rather just use /bin/sh.
> Mike Jeays
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