Re: [dev] Is there any plan on a shell for sbase?

From: Evan Gates <>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 10:23:13 -0700

> * tab completion

Does this need to be built in? Would it suck less to have a wrapper that
can do tab completion that we can reuse? Something along the lines of
rlwrap but without readline. Or would it suck less to create/use a
different library to accomplish this?

> * ugly POSIX style
> * backwards compatibility?

I think it would be nice to have a simplest possible POSIX compliant sh.
I'm not well versed in the options that already exist, is there a minimally
compliant, smallest possible, POSIX sh?

I also think it would be nice to create a new shell from the ground up, to
see what happens...

I'd love to see a shell in sbase (POSIX, rc, completely new), just to see
what a suckless approach to creating a shell would be. (And I've been
curious about yacc for a while.)


P.S. Any recommendations on joining #suckless when connecting to oftc
through tor?
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