Zsh Mailing List Archive
Messages sorted by: Reverse Date, Date, Thread, Author

Re: Shell history (Re: bash conversion trouble.)

On 26/02/17 01:10 PM, Bart Schaefer wrote:
On Feb 26, 10:03am, Ray Andrews wrote:
} Is there a brief history of shells that one might read?



has the timeline mostly correct; but the author is so far off on the
relative merits of the Bourne and C shell scripting languages, for
example, as to make most of his editorializing ignorable.  He seems
to have some kind of axe to grind with Steve Bourne and wastes a lot
of words bashing him (no pun intended), but there is a lot of useful
source material quoted or linked.

I almost stopped reading when he started to foam at the mouth, it ruins the document. Anyway thanks, that's as much of a brief history as I need. One thing tho:

"no clean separation between lexical analysis and syntax analysis"

I sure can agree with that, it seems to be at the heart of many difficulties.

Messages sorted by: Reverse Date, Date, Thread, Author