add sh/bash to pain list
Posted Feb 22, 2007 5:59 UTC (Thu) by drag
In reply to: add sh/bash to pain list
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To see the ultimate expression of this check out Microsoft's Monad.
It's a .NET scripting language trying to pass itself off as a user interface.
The healthier example is ipython. And that is nice in the way that it doesn't pretend to be anything it's not, which is a improved python shell (which has always existed) to make a easier to use and freindlier python development environment.
Bash isn't that bad. They've been steadily improving it as time goes on.
I don't know how stupid or obvious this is, but I just learned about it not long ago, but the backticks are now deprecieted.
The improved method is to use (). Like such:
echo $(echo $(echo $(echo 'hello world')))
So that would be impossible with backticks, or at least so hard I don't know how to do it. It's certainly a lot more convient.
Maybe it's time to re-evaulate it? I donno.
If you want a thing that is specificly designed to be easy to use is:
It's pretty neat. One of things about it is that it supports some of the newer Freedesktop.org standards like the *.desktop files.
For example if you go:
Then it will look up the mime type and then launch your default application for that file. It's kinda new and a lot of the <application>.desktop files are broken but it's nice non-the-less.
Kind a like the shell for normal people.
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