From: Tim Goodwin <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2000-05-08 9:03 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 32+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top [not found] <email@example.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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