Backtick versus $()

Chad Perrin perrin at
Thu Feb 24 23:34:52 UTC 2011

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 07:00:11PM -0430, Andres Perera wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 6:48 PM, Gary Gatten <Ggatten at> wrote:
> > Everyone is wrong! "pfmsh" is the best at everything, period.  It does
> > everything you can possibly think of today and tomorrow.  It doesn't
> > require any upgrades, ever.  It's 100% secure.  It doesn't use any
> > memory or other resources, $hit, it doesn't even need to be installed;
> > it just "magically" works.
> you can ignore all you want, but there are shells of different quality,
> and tcsh is inferior to mksh in everyway

You keep saying that.  Maybe it's just personal taste.

> there are no interactive features in csh that could justify its
> inclusion over mksh, and the code is regarded as horrible (as per author
> and people with eyes) because of the adhoc parser
> tcsh people fixed a few bugs, but that doesn't change that the intrinsic
> design is a mess. the tcsh also added stupid redundant builtins like
> ls-F
> mksh also has stupid builtins like cat, but it makes up for it by being
> an extremely solid shell and overall more polished than the horrible
> turd that is (t)csh

So far, your complaints translate to "Well, sure, for every concrete
(t)csh problem I've identified, mksh has similar problems, but it's
better because I like it."

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
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