Re: [dev] Shell style guide

From: Greg Reagle <>
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:53:08 -0400

On Tue, Sep 6, 2016, at 03:27 PM, Evan Gates wrote:
> Sadly there is a lot of software these days that requires bash.
> Hopefully we can avoid most of it, but I'm sure it'll pop up now and
> then. I'd say anything that can't be done well/safely in sh should be
> done in rc, but bash is ubiquitous. (The biggest problem with sh is
> that it does not support arrays)

I think that the use of bash for suckless projects should be strongly
discouraged or prohibited. Yes there are programs that require bash,
but we don't need to make any more.

Also, the Plan 9 rc shell *clearly* sucks *much* less than the other
shells and is freely available with a free software/open source license.
 It is even part of 9base. I don't know why any shell script in stali
would be written in anything other than Plan 9 rc.
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