Re: [dev][ideas] suckless shell

From: FRIGN <>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:56:08 +0200

On Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:47:28 -0400
Lee Fallat <> wrote:

> I third this- IPython supports doing things like ls and cd in its
> shell, and to execute anything else using /bin/sh, just do ! at the
> beginning (so you can do piping and other common shell tasks without
> weird behavior).
> There is also a Ruby shell that reinvents how to interact with shell
> commands:
> Essentially you can do: .ps.kill() ,which would kill all processes

Are you serious? Ruby? Why not Java while we're at it?!

> All in all I think using any higher level language and having its own
> shell would be ideal- I think many of us opt for python because of its
> consistent syntax.

It's not consistent to use different high-level-languages for this.
Additionally, a shell is not only used for parsing and executing shell
scripts, but also for handling direct user-input.
> And how does python not have scripting? Additionally, there are
> programs that compile python...You've got me at piping though.

Well, I don't think you've ever read what a Python-compiler spits out
at the end. You would be amazed!



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