On Dec 13, 2007 9:59 PM, Chuck Robey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Giorgos Keramidas wrote: > > On 2007-12-13 18:05, Chad Perrin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >> I ran across this today: > >> > >> http://www.faqs.org/faqs/unix-faq/shell/csh-whynot/ > >> > >> 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!)
One could argue that making irrelevant, potentially insulting statements about alternative operating systems is: - not adult - not well-reasoned - flamebait > 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. > > >> > >> 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). > > > > Most of the points made in the FAQ about scripting large `applications' > > with csh ring a bell for me. Now, having said that, /bin/sh is nice for > > small to medium-sized scripts, but there is a certain point where even > > sh(1) becomes annoying. > > > > Do you have any _particular_ parts of the csh-whynot article that you > > would like to discuss, or this is a free for all flame? :) > > > > _______________________________________________ > > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"