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From: Chris Siebenmann <cks>
To: rc
Subject: Re: New rc snapshot, includes "the equals hack"
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 18:21:14 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <00Aug21.182119edt.44191@hawkwind.utcs.utoronto.ca> (raw)
In-Reply-To: decklin's message of Wed, 16 Aug 2000 22:53:54 -0500. <20000816225354.A3758@photek.dhs.org>

| It just feels too sneaky and obscure to me. Part of the appeal of rc
| is it's clear syntax; there aren't a lot of exceptions like this one.

 Having read the messages to date and thought about the issue, I think
that I agree with this. I prefer an rc where the rule I have to remember
is 'quote ='s or get syntax errors', not '= will gobble the arguments
on either side of it on a command line into one word' (or whatever the
exact rule is). And slipups are far more evident and less mysterious
with the first rule: I get a syntax error, which I can easily fix.

	- cks


  reply	other threads:[~2000-08-21 23:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2000-08-15 14:32 smd
2000-08-15 22:51 ` Smarasderagd
2000-08-17  3:53   ` Decklin Foster
2000-08-21 23:21     ` Chris Siebenmann [this message]
2000-08-22 11:51       ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-08-17 10:49   ` Tim Goodwin
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2000-08-23  1:03 Byron Rakitzis
2000-08-22  0:28 Byron Rakitzis
2000-08-22 23:23 ` Chris Siebenmann
2000-08-18 21:14 Bengt Kleberg
2000-08-15 20:25 smd
2000-08-15  7:28 Byron Rakitzis
2000-08-15  6:41 Byron Rakitzis
2000-08-11 14:01 Tim Goodwin
2000-08-15  2:21 ` Paul Haahr
2000-08-15  4:21 ` Gary Carvell
2000-08-15 14:52 ` Mark K. Gardner

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