tcsh (Re: [Pine-info] Reducing KODRETRY)
mattack at apple.com
Thu Jan 11 14:00:29 PST 2007
On Thu, 11 Jan 2007, Steven W. Orr wrote:
>You may continue to use tcsh and I won't hold it against you. I am however
>confidant that my reasoning for why you shouldn't is sound. I have no idea
>what you do for a living but as a software engineer, I have found that
>people in my profession tend to use things like their login shell and
>their editor of choice all day long. My preference is to work with people
>who are obvious power users of those components. Being a power user of a
>shell that doesn't allow for subroutines is an oxymoron.
I'm a software engineer. No, being a power user of a shell without subroutines
is not an oxymoron.
I use the shell for relatively simple things, piping, redirection and such.
Pipe text through cut and grep and paste, etc.. Anything more and I write a
I am *slightly* annoyed once in a rare while about the inability to redirect
stdout and stderr separately, but that is greatly outweighed by the
inertia of using what I know, rather than re-learning how to do
everything I already know in a slightly different way (env whatever test
instead of setenv whatever test, etc..)
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