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From: Carlo Strozzi <carlos@linux.it>
To: Paul Haahr <haahr@jivetech.com>
Cc: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: building rc on QNX4
Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 04:01:43 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20000508100143.A16243@tango.texne.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <cV5qLT1N20@iadd.jivetech.com>; from haahr@jivetech.com on Sun, May 07, 2000 at 01:46:31PM -0400

On Sun, May 07, 2000 at 01:46:31PM -0400, Paul Haahr wrote:
 >Carlo Strozzi wrote
 >> Even calling it by it's name, that is Rc, would be reasonable. The
 >> mixed-casing would make it unique enough.
 >
 >And is the absolute worst suggestion we've had so far.
 >
 >Some of us have happily used Byron's rc for nearly a decade (others have
 >used the Plan 9 version for even longer) and the name has worked well
 >for all that time.
 >
 >Please just forget about changing the name.  If you want to use it with
 >another name, you know how to do it.  But the name of the executbale is
 >rc, and changing that is not worth discussing.

Apart from the fact that I didn't suggest to change its name, but
just to add a symlink in the stock 'make install' stuff (9sh is the
best one I've heard so far), it's interesting to see how that admittedly
irrelevant topic spawned more replies than the other two in the
same message, i.e. how about having a 'read' builtin and not exporting
every sort of stuff to the environment by default. Even if I added such
features myself -- I'm awful at C --, they would not be part of the
standard distribution, that's why I'm asking for an opinion here.

bye  -carlo
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  reply	other threads:[~2000-05-08  9:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
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 [this message]
2000-05-06 16:35 ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2000-05-09  4:34 Smarasderagd
2000-05-11 12:26 ` Gert-Jan Vons
2000-05-08 15:23 Sam Roberts
2000-05-09  8:25 ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-08 15:15 Smarasderagd
2000-05-09  8:22 ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-08 10:19 Bengt Kleberg
2000-05-06 21:47 Byron Rakitzis
2000-05-04 13:46 Sam Roberts
     [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
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
2000-05-08 11:50           ` David Luyer
2000-05-08 13:28           ` Carlo Strozzi

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