Re: [dev] [sw] Suckless web-framework

From: Aled Gest <>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 20:30:27 +0100

On 4 April 2010 23:32, Paul Malherbe <> wrote:
> Again I totally agree with Uriel, rather use a good scripting language like
> python ;-)

While I personally would choose scripting in a decent scripting
language over doing anything but basic stuff in a shell script, one
very valid reason for choosing a shell script over something like
<insert favorite scripting language here> is portability. Pretty much
every UNIX derivative and friends has a shell capable of executing sh
scripts, not every *nix has <insert latest scripting fad here>.

I personally don't want Python or Perl installed on my systems, but I
have no choice in the matter if I want to use amazing-script X or
super-duper-tool Y. I like scripting in TCL, but I don't expect
anybody to have to install the full TCL suite just to run some basic
script, and anything that isn't basic might as well be done in C.

Al Gest
Received on Wed Apr 07 2010 - 19:30:27 UTC

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