[FoRK] Should Exist: a new UNIX shell
<jbone at place.org> on
Tue Jun 5 14:15:21 PDT 2007
On Jun 5, 2007, at 11:51 AM, Tom Higgins wrote:
> Scripting vs Programing - always seemed a daft division to me.
+1, repeat a bunch of times.
In fact, the shell can be a *wonderful* functional programming tool.
Idempotency, monadic effects, etc... --- most programmers don't know
or care (nor should they) what these things are, but they use them
every day in constructing really quite sophisticated pipelines on the
Add data structures (across pipes), math, and the ability to develop
"in the large" (i.e. modules) and you'd demolish the distinction
altogether; a much larger fraction of interesting (and - bonus -
much more reusable / composable) software could be written in the shell.
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