Apparently, csh programming is considered harmful.

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Thu Dec 13 19:34:14 PST 2007

On 2007-12-13 21:59, Chuck Robey <chuckr at> wrote:
>Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>> On 2007-12-13 18:05, Chad Perrin <perrin at> wrote:
>>> I ran across this today:
>>> 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!)  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.

Tcsh is a fine shell.  I'm using it all the time (that's how I found out
that a buglet reported by Kris Kennaway a few months ago was indeed a
bug which I could reproduce too).

I just don't like it for scripting :-)

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