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Bash programming enhancements - worthwhile?

Bash programming enhancements - worthwhile?

Posted Aug 7, 2004 14:50 UTC (Sat) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: Bash programming enhancements - worthwhile? by giraffedata
Parent article: Bash 3.0 released

Some of us like bash as a programming language too.

(comments below apply to python as well, I think).

You can't use perl in many environments, either because it isn't available, or because you're not allowed to replace an ancient and buggy module; perl has a hugely higher startup overhead than bash does; you can't sanely use perl scripts at system startup time; one-liners at the shell prompt tend to grow into scripts, and (at least for me) those one-liners are, well, bash scripting...

Yes, there is a reason to improve bash as a programming language. :)

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