Re: [dev] [question] Does bash suck?

From: Greg Reagle <>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:09:21 -0400

On 04/23/2016 09:38 AM, Kamil CholewiƄski wrote:
> I don't like rc since there are two incompatible implementations, one is
> the real thing and the other is actually usable for interactive use.

I like Plan 9's rc a lot, for scripting. I don't think it sucks at all.
  I think it is good and more elegant than /bin/sh. It can be obtained
via 9base [1] or Plan 9 Port [2]. I don't use it interactively though
due to its lack of history.

Indeed there is another implementation of rc [3] that is better to use
interactively (since it has history), but it is incompatible with Plan 9
rc, unfortunately, and the author is not interested in changing it to be
compatible [4]. The difference is just one item of syntax, but it's
enough to be a major incompatibility.

I use fish interactively. It probably sucks as far as its SLOC, but I
like it anyway.

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