Apparently, csh programming is considered harmful.
wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Dec 13 18:42:37 PST 2007
On Thu, 13 Dec 2007, Chad Perrin wrote:
> I ran across this today:
> 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).
I like csh/tcsh as a shell, but don't use it to run scripts.
/bin/sh is the One True Shell Script Interpreter; heathen bashisms are
just as bad as csh constructs.
When you can't use a higher-level language (Perubython), use shell
scripts. But stick to plain sh, because if it's useful you'll probably
end up having to convert it to sh anyway.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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