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From: Ray Andrews <rayandrews@eastlink.ca>
To: zsh-users@zsh.org
Subject: Re: zsh function breaks after error
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2022 19:39:32 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <82de0721-1560-5686-7c11-990bf2a68de7@eastlink.ca> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAH+w=7ZT-naqkUTNGN59oNCiG84_OoZG2UQxg+xNPOgGA6T-vg@mail.gmail.com>

On 2022-02-11 15:31, Bart Schaefer wrote:
>
> Consensus is hard.  For example, I personally I think tens of
> thousands of lines of history is unnecessary no matter how much RAM
> you have to throw at  it.
I picked that line almost at random.  Thinking about it, mine probably 
is too big.
Point is that some reasonable amount of history is something that almost 
everyone
wants.
>
> The other question that constantly arises is whether the goal is to
> make the shell more helpful out of the box for relatively
> knowledgeable users, or to make it more attractive to newbies.
That's why you have several offerings, from basic to ... well, the 
'advanced'
configs could almost become rococo fun-fests, just showing off for the fun
of it.  Don't hafta get anything perfect, just close.

I still vividly remember the very first time I got Linux installed and 
booted.
There I am at a stone age prompt and I had some instructions printed off 
(from Windows)
as to what to do next.  Well, it was bash of course, but NO history, NO
backspace key, NO prompt (to speak of) ... other missing stuff, can't 
remember ... anyway it was so
bloody primitive that DOS looked elegant by comparison.  Eventually I got
an editor working and I think it was 'joe' or something, that made edlin 
look
sophisticated.  I almost quit.  Initiation hazing or something? But, after
jumping to zsh, I remember when I started thinking about prompts -- I 
can't remember where
but there were samples named 'Oliver's prompt' and 'Bart's prompt' and so on
and you picked one and tried it.  Marvelous.  Tune to perfection later, 
in the
mean time it's very good at least.  Suffering is not good for the soul.





  reply	other threads:[~2022-02-12  3:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-02-08 17:16 Thomas Lauer
2022-02-09 15:18 ` Bart Schaefer
2022-02-09 18:45   ` Thomas Lauer
2022-02-09 20:16     ` Bart Schaefer
2022-02-10 13:55       ` Thomas Lauer
2022-02-10 13:59         ` Roman Perepelitsa
2022-02-10 16:20           ` Thomas Lauer
2022-02-10 16:48             ` Roman Perepelitsa
2022-02-10 17:20               ` Thomas Lauer
2022-02-10 21:26                 ` Ray Andrews
2022-02-10 21:45                   ` Thomas Paulsen
2022-02-10 23:37                     ` Daniel Shahaf
2022-02-11 15:07                     ` Thomas Lauer
2022-02-11 14:58                   ` Thomas Lauer
2022-02-11 15:59                     ` Ray Andrews
2022-02-11 23:31                       ` Bart Schaefer
2022-02-12  3:39                         ` Ray Andrews [this message]
2022-02-22  3:58                         ` Matthew Martin
2022-02-12 16:45                       ` Thomas Lauer
2022-02-12 17:48                         ` Ray Andrews

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