[Pine-info] Reducing KODRETRY
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Wed Dec 27 00:21:47 PST 2006
On Wed, 27 Dec 2006, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> While I do agree on that, this is not intended as a shell flamewar... I
agreed, -1 to flame wars, but i have to qualify steven's citation.
"CSH Programming Considered Harmful" argues convincingly that csh and friends
are inappropriate for *programming*, ie writing shell scripts. sadly, it's
often misused to discourage using csh shells for *any* task, including as
interactive shells. that's a shame.
i've used tcsh as my interactive shell for a long time. i prefer it due to a
few features, mostly in its line editor, that give it the edge over bash for
me. (but yes, i also use and love readline in other programs. :P)
sure, when i have to write non-trivial shell scripts, i turn to bash. i have
no problem using one shell for scripting and another for interactive, though.
use the best tool for the job (and for you), right?
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