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Re: Looking to the future (was Re: Light weight support for JSON)

From: Oğuz İsmail Uysal
Subject: Re: Looking to the future (was Re: Light weight support for JSON)
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2022 07:47:58 +0300
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On 8/29/22 5:48 AM, Martin D Kealey wrote:
The Shell persists because it has one killer feature: it does double duty
as a scripting language and as an interactive command language. But we're
kidding ourselves if we think that no other language could fill that gap:
Python has a respectable interactive mode, though its focus is on objects
rather than processes and files; the interactive "debugger" console inside
Firefox speaks Javascript; and even "perl -d" is almost usable.

So, neither of those could fill that gap. What could then?

As for the future, I believe that if we don't move towards making the POSIX
sh behaviour a truly optional part of an otherwise-more-sane language, we
condemn Bash to continued obscurity and eventual extinction.

Nah. I think Bash already has too many features over POSIX; anything beyond indexed arrays, indirect expansions, and `${parameter/string/replacement}' is bloat.

Besides, who is going to evolve Bash into this "more-sane language"?

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