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From: Rob Pike <>
To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <>
Subject: [TUHS] v8 shell
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2023 18:38:03 +1100	[thread overview]
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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. is silent. Well, the code is released now.



* elegantly.

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             reply	other threads:[~2023-01-22  7:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-01-22  7:38 Rob Pike [this message]
2023-01-22 14:52 ` [TUHS] " arnold
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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