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From: Carlo Strozzi <carlos@linux.it>
To: rc <rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu>
Subject: Re: building rc on QNX4
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 13:39:48 -0400
Message-ID: <20000427193948.A15307@tango.texne.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20000426110230.A12715@localhost>; from sroberts@uniserve.com on Wed, Apr 26, 2000 at 11:02:31AM -0400

On Wed, Apr 26, 2000 at 11:02:31AM -0400, Sam Roberts wrote:
 >
 >rc looks really good to me, so I built it over the weekend, and

I agree, it is a neat shell, much better than Bourne and derivatives
for scripting. I am awful at C programming, but I think adding a few
addons to rc should be easy. The only thing that I really miss is a
'read' builtin. Using line(1) did not work, at least on Linux, apart
from the fact that being line(1) an external process it is not really
efficient, as it is often called from inside a loop.

Also, I think that the name 'rc' is sometimes a too short one. On AIX,
for instance, it conflicts with the system startup script /etc/rc.
I use Linux, so that's not a problem for me, nevertheless I would
really like that the default 'make install' stuff set up a symlink
to rc with a longer and more meaningful name, like 'rcsh'.

cheers  -carlo
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Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <sroberts@uniserve.com>
2000-04-26 15:02 ` Sam Roberts
2000-04-27 16:56   ` Scott Schwartz
2000-04-27 20:41     ` Sam Roberts
2000-04-27 17:39   ` Carlo Strozzi [this message]
2000-05-02 14:41     ` Tim Goodwin
2000-05-04 15:18       ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-08  8:29         ` Tim Goodwin
2000-05-08  8:58           ` Chris Siebenmann
2000-05-08  9:15             ` Tim Goodwin
2000-05-08 23:25               ` Stephen Tell
     [not found]           ` <tjg@star.le.ac.uk>
2000-05-08 11:50             ` David Luyer
2000-05-08 13:28           ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-04  8:45 Byron Rakitzis
2000-05-06 10:28 ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-07 17:46   ` Paul Haahr
2000-05-08  8:01     ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-06 16:35 ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2000-05-04 13:46 Sam Roberts
2000-05-06 21:47 Byron Rakitzis
2000-05-08 10:19 Bengt Kleberg
2000-05-08 15:15 Smarasderagd
2000-05-09  8:22 ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-08 15:23 Sam Roberts
2000-05-09  8:25 ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-09  4:34 Smarasderagd
2000-05-11 12:26 ` Gert-Jan Vons

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