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.email@example.com> (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
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