[FoRK] Should Exist: a new UNIX shell

Russell Turpin <deafbox at hotmail.com> on Tue Jun 5 19:30:08 PDT 2007

Jeff Bone:
>In fact, the shell can be a *wonderful* functional programming tool. 
>Idempotency, monadic effects, etc... really quite sophisticated pipelines 
>on the  command line.

But that really is "on the line." In the large, it's hard to imagine
languages that encourage more side effects and subtle
environmental dependencies than shells. Is that necessary?
Or can it be cured?

Don't know...

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