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From: Carlo Strozzi <carlos@linux.it>
To: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: building rc on QNX4
Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 11:18:16 -0400
Message-ID: <20000504171816.B12075@polka.mi.linux.it> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <WE8AAB/pDjny5wYA@ltsun0.star.le.ac.uk>

On Tue, May 02, 2000 at 10:41:13AM -0400, Tim Goodwin wrote:
 >> 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.
 (...)
 >Sounds a bit close to `tcsh' to me :-).  But if that's what you want,
 >just say
 >
 >    sh configure '--program-suffix=sh'

Hmm ... that's not the point. What I mean is that the new additional
name should be set by the mainstream distribution of Rc, just to acquire
such name. This is especially true for Debian GNU/Linux, where whoever
acquires a name first "wins". Anyway, this is not at all a big issue,
and I am not going to insist on it :-).  Mine was just a general
concern about using too short names for programs less ubiquitous
than /bin/sh.

A more important issue IMHO is whether Rc should provide a built-in
read function, similar to the one offered by most Bourne shells; another
one is whether it will ever make it possible not to export everything to
the environment by default.

Any thoughts about this ?

bye  -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
2000-05-02 14:41     ` Tim Goodwin
2000-05-04 15:18       ` Carlo Strozzi [this message]
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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