rc-list - mailing list for the rc(1) shell
 help / Atom feed
From: Buggs <buggs-rc@splashground.de>
To: Tim Goodwin <tjg@star.le.ac.uk>
Cc: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: Beta release rc-1.6b3 available
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 16:13:12 -0500
Message-ID: <20011017222058.16189.qmail@mail.splashground.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20011017133445.9850.qmail@happy.star.le.ac.uk>

On Wednesday 17 October 2001 15:34, Tim Goodwin wrote:
> > Suse Linux 7.2 with a CVS gcc-3.1 from last week does fine.
>
> Thanks for the report.  (Keep 'em coming, folks!)

Your welcome. I migth be able to provide a few others next week.

> > But there are some issues, not version dependant, that I don't
> > understand. This will get out of control:
> >
> > ; fn l {ls -l $*}
> > ; fn l {l -a $*}
> > ; l
>
> Your function `l' always calls itself recursively, so it rapidly runs
> out of stack.

Thougth so.

> Remember that, unlike other shells, rc is not a macro processor.  In
> particular, the `l' in the function body of your second definition is
> *not* expanded using the previous definition of `fn l'.  (You can
> always use `whatis' to see the current definition of a function.)

So my old definition is lost and it constantly calls itself.

> A simple
>
>     fn l { ls -la $* }
>
> is probably what you want.

Yes, probably. But I also wondered about the why of the failure and
why I did not receive a warning (could have been a bug after all).

[...]
> > And what about job control, how do I handle that?
>
> This shell does not have job control.
>
> It has been said (by Duff? Pike? Rakitzis? I forget...) that job
> control adds a deal of complexity to handle just the easy part of a
> hard problem.  The suggested alternative in a windowing environment is
> to open a new window.

I see. That was exactly what I wanted to know, thanks.

> If you're not in a windowing environment, you might like the `screen'
> program, which does both the easy and hard parts of the problem.
> There's also a "tabbed" version of gnome-terminal around, called
> `multignometerm'.

Never used multignometerm but that is the way KDE's konsole takes,
which I can also recommend.


Thanks again,
Buggs


  reply index

Thread overview: 45+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1997-09-17 15:56 are there any patches which add ~ expansion to rc Joseph Skinner
1997-09-17 21:56 ` Scott Schwartz
1997-09-17 22:08 ` Mark K. Gardner
1997-09-18 23:26 Chris Siebenmann
     [not found] ` <cks@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu>
1992-06-04 10:05   ` $pid malte
1992-11-04 12:45   ` set subtract malte
1992-11-06 12:03   ` rc and signal handlers malte
1997-09-19 17:21   ` are there any patches which add ~ expansion to rc Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2000-04-26 15:02 building rc on QNX4 Sam Roberts
2000-04-27 16:56 Scott Schwartz
2000-04-27 20:41 ` Sam Roberts
2000-04-28  7:28   ` vrl (was: Re: building rc on QNX4) Gert-Jan Vons
2000-04-28 18:38     ` Sam Roberts
2000-05-02  8:16       ` Gert-Jan Vons
2000-04-28 19:03     ` rc not session leader? Sam Roberts
2000-04-27 17:39 building rc on QNX4 Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-02 14:41 ` Tim Goodwin
2000-05-04 15:18 Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-08  8:29 ` Tim Goodwin
     [not found]   ` <tjg@star.le.ac.uk>
2000-05-08 11:50     ` David Luyer
2002-04-04 10:04     ` rc 1.6 $version Tim Goodwin
2002-04-04 21:42       ` Scott Schwartz
2000-05-08 13:28   ` building rc on QNX4 Carlo Strozzi
     [not found] <tell@cs.unc.edu>
2000-05-08 23:25 ` Stephen Tell
2000-05-10  0:37   ` builtins Scott Schwartz
2000-05-12  7:22     ` builtins Carlo Strozzi
2001-10-15 13:56 Beta release rc-1.6b3 available Tim Goodwin
2001-10-17 14:13 ` Buggs
2001-10-17 14:34   ` Tim Goodwin
2001-10-17 21:13     ` Buggs [this message]
     [not found] ` <20011019004843.A429@gc.wirefire.com>
2001-10-19 17:14   ` Tim Goodwin
2001-10-22  6:47     ` Scott Schwartz
2001-10-24  3:25       ` Chris Siebenmann
2001-10-24  3:41         ` Scott Schwartz
2001-10-23  7:55 ` Carlo Strozzi
2001-10-23 12:44   ` Tim Goodwin
2001-10-23 21:32     ` Carlo Strozzi
2001-10-24  3:34       ` Chris Siebenmann
2001-10-24  8:04         ` Carlo Strozzi
2001-10-23 15:47   ` Markus Friedl
2001-10-23 21:09     ` Carlo Strozzi
2001-10-23 15:55   ` Sam Roberts
2001-10-23 21:14     ` Scott Schwartz
2001-10-26 23:57 Gary Carvell
2002-03-14 22:37 rc 1.6 $version erik quanstrom
2002-03-27 13:27 ` Tim Goodwin
2002-03-27 21:12   ` Carlo Strozzi
2002-03-30 18:43     ` Paul Haahr
2002-03-31 15:13       ` Carlo Strozzi
2002-04-03 14:31       ` Tim Goodwin
2002-04-03 15:06         ` Paul Haahr

Reply instructions:

You may reply publically to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Interleaved_style

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to=20011017222058.16189.qmail@mail.splashground.de \
    --to=buggs-rc@splashground.de \
    --cc=rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu \
    --cc=tjg@star.le.ac.uk \
    /path/to/YOUR_REPLY

  https://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-send-email.html

* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link

rc-list - mailing list for the rc(1) shell

Archives are clonable: git clone --mirror http://inbox.vuxu.org/rc-list

Newsgroup available over NNTP:
	nntp://inbox.vuxu.org/vuxu.archive.rc-list


AGPL code for this site: git clone https://public-inbox.org/ public-inbox