Re: [dev] Shell vs C where is the border?

From: Dmitrij D. Czarkoff <>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:35:36 +0100

Markus Wichmann said:
> The more I read of POSIX, the more I think those options are only there
> because they were easy to add to some specific implementations.

Actually options in POSIX are mostly those already found in some
specific implementations - the main idea behind POSIX is to create a
subset of UNIX interfaces one should expect on generic POSIX system.

> [...] and when you try to do something really crazy and new,
> like using a new language (go) or a new paradigm (haskell) then good
> luck getting that to conform.

Which is not surprising, given that POSIX is about compatibility, which
is almost directly opposite concept to innovation.

Dmitrij D. Czarkoff
Received on Tue Mar 11 2014 - 21:35:36 CET

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