Re: [dev][ideas] suckless shell

From: Calvin Morrison <>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:27:53 -0400

>> Honestly assuming that the POSIX shell is anything other than
>> horseshit, full of weird rules, plenty of non-standard-shells
>> surrounding it, poor variable handling, barely working functions, a
>> lack of decent scoping, and more crap like that, why are we even
>> looking at implmeneting a posix shell?
> So you would rather prefer to define an own subset of rules to
> implement?


>> A suckless shell in my mind would be one closer to Python with baked
>> in support for execution and piping
> I would've never dreamed of hearing "suckless" and "Python" in the same
> sentence, but I understand what you mean.

Why is Python suckless? I think it is a very well defined language,
lots of documentation, and they take time to curate the language
rather than letting it evolve without a guiding hand
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