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From: Decklin Foster <fosterd@hartwick.edu>
To: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: what if?, suggestion to re-instate the alternative if not syntax...
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 03:00:21 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <19991209030021.C305@debian> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <199912081513.QAA05638@trillian.softwell.se>; from bengt@softwell.se on Wed, Dec 08, 1999 at 10:13:37AM -0500

Bengt Kleberg writes:

> Would it be possible to re-instate if not, ie the weird way of
> writing } else { that was  around in rc in the very beginning? (and
> still is in Plan9 rc).

I'm curious, what is this syntax? Anyway, my real question is, how
important is being exactly like the original rc as a design
consideration of this shell? I was recently thinking that i would have
used 'foreach foo (bar)' (like Perl) instead of 'for (foo in bar)'.
But you couldn't go and change it now what with all these scripts
already in place. Then there's my other message about mucking with ~.
I can probably find more to complain about :-)

Written with Debian GNU/Linux - http://www.debian.org/

  reply	other threads:[~1999-12-09  8:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1999-12-08 15:13 Bengt Kleberg
1999-12-09  8:00 ` Decklin Foster [this message]
1999-12-09  8:22   ` Markus Friedl
1999-12-09  8:13 Byron Rakitzis
1999-12-10  9:00 Bengt Kleberg
1999-12-10  9:06 Bengt Kleberg

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