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From: Tim Goodwin <tjg@star.le.ac.uk>
To: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: building rc on QNX4
Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 04:29:54 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <BxMAABh7Fjm+LgcA@ltsun0.star.le.ac.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20000504171816.B12075@polka.mi.linux.it>

> A more important issue IMHO is whether Rc should provide a built-in
> read function, similar to the one offered by most Bourne shells;

There is no *need* to make `read' a builtin: see the EXAMPLES file in
the distribution for an alternative.  One of rc's design goals is to
avoid unnecessary builtins.  So, no, I don't think this is likely to
happen.

(I accept that there is some work to be done, first in terms of
documentation: the EXAMPLES file is not as visible as it should be.
Also, I have some vague ideas for the future about a package of small
utilities to work with rc (and other shells); one of these would be
something like `line'---unfortunately not available everywhere---and
make a building block for an efficient `read' function.)

>                                                                  another
> one is whether it will ever make it possible not to export everything to
> the environment by default.

I brought this up a few months ago, and the consensus seemed to be that
the current scheme works well enough in practice.  Have you encountered
a problem?

Tim.


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

Thread overview: 32+ 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
2000-04-28  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 [this message]
2000-05-08  8:58           ` Chris Siebenmann
2000-05-08  9:15             ` Tim Goodwin
2000-05-08 23:25               ` Stephen Tell
2000-05-10  0:37                 ` builtins Scott Schwartz
2000-05-12  7:22                   ` builtins Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-08 11:50           ` building rc on QNX4 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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