Re: [dev] Shell style guide

From: Adrian Grigore <>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 03:23:55 +0300

What do you think of camelCase names for functions/variables?

On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 11:53 PM, Greg Reagle <> wrote:
> 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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