On Sun, 4 Sep 2005, Horst von Brand wrote:
> > I had the same opinion. The counter-argument people raised when
> > this topic came up on the list was that it would help grepping
> > in the source tree.
> Grepping for what?
Grepping for strings.
For example, when renaming a binary, the sane way to check that you fixed
all users right now is
grep old-binary-name *.c *.h *-scripts
and you catch all users.
In contrast, "grep *" will catch totally uninteresting patterns like
object files etc.
I personally find that very useful, and I don't see _any_ point to naming
by what _kind_ of interpreter you use. Why would _anybody_ care whether
something is written in perl vs shell? There's no reason to name things by
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