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From: steve@cegelecproj.co.uk (Steve_Kilbane)
To: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: A general desire for rc 1.5/1.6
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 1994 04:12:41 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <9408030712.AA29124@zombie.gec-epl.co.uk> (raw)

> From: Scott Schwartz <schwartz%groucho.cse.psu.edu@cegelecproj.co.uk>

> One thing I'd like to see for 1.6 is some utility routines abstracted 
> out into libraries. [...]
> If similar things were done to the globber and glomer you could get
> shell globbing in other programs (in opposition to the unix tradition
> of not reusing code.)

Hmm. sounds a bit like tcl to me. Still, I had considered a while back that
it would be useful to write a shell (Bourne, I was thinking, specifically),
library by library for this very reason. Variable expansion was going to be
the first thing to do, since that's more generally useful than wildcard
expansion ("Why *can't* I enter $HOME/my_file in this text field?").

But of course, real work intruded. Now I'll just use tcl. :-)


             reply	other threads:[~1994-08-03  7:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1994-08-03  8:12 Steve_Kilbane [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
1994-08-02 19:55 Chris Siebenmann
1994-08-02 21:21 ` Scott Schwartz
1994-08-08 18:57   ` Scott Schwartz

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