Bash programming enhancements - worthwhile!
Posted Aug 10, 2004 14:44 UTC (Tue) by mwilck
In reply to: Bash programming enhancements - worthwhile?
Parent article: Bash 3.0 released
The shell is superior to all of these if a program
- doesn't handle complex data structures
- carries out many file system activities like searching and moving files or
manipulating text files
- makes much use of command line programs e.g. from the Unix tool box
Maybe some time in the future all text files will be XML and the file system will be replaced by a CORBA interface to some data base. I hope that happens after I retire.
P.S. did you really mean Java ? Ever seen a shell that needs a 30MB VM to be loaded before it can print "hello world!" ?
Martin, not looking forward to object-oriented bash programming but still seeing room for enhancements.
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