To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: [TUHS] Re: v8 shell
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2023 07:52:53 -0700 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <202301221452.30MEqrRq025402@freefriends.org> (raw)
Geoff Collyer has made the 9th edition shell available:
Rob Pike <email@example.com> wrote:
> Found this tweetstream, here folded together, when looking for something
> else (now lost) in my twitter archive:
> Things I miss from the v8 shell.
> 1) All shell output was valid shell input.
> 2) Typing dir/cmd would find the command $PATH/dir/cmd. Subdirectories of
> your bin, in other words.
> 3) Functions were exportable. For one brief shining POSIX meeting, that was
> true in POSIX too but then...
> 4) The implementation was lovely and easy to understand. (No, it wasn't
> shalgol. Bourne fixed that for us.)
> 5) That I could learn things from it, like how to write a recursive descent
> 6) It ran in cooked mode.
> As expected, all that work making it a great shell is lost to history.
> https://t.co/IzApAUSmzN is silent. Well, the code is released now.
> * elegantly.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2023-01-22 14:53 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2023-01-22 7:38 [TUHS] " Rob Pike
2023-01-22 14:52 ` arnold [this message]
2023-01-23 14:45 ` [TUHS] Re: Cooked Mode (v8 shell) Brian M Zick
2023-01-23 14:49 ` Chet Ramey
2023-01-23 15:51 ` Theodore Ts'o
2023-01-23 15:53 ` Chet Ramey
2023-01-23 20:40 ` Marc Donner
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