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Re: Builtin append() and prepend() to PATH, CDPATH, etc.
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- From: "Clinton Bunch" <cdbunch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: schaefer@xxxxxxx, zsh-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, zsh-workers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Builtin append() and prepend() to PATH, CDPATH, etc.
- Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 15:58:34 -0500
- In-reply-to: "Bart Schaefer" <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> "Re: Builtin append() and prepend() to PATH, CDPATH, etc." (Jun 10, 12:54pm)
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On Jun 10, 12:54pm, Bart Schaefer wrote:
> Subject: Re: Builtin append() and prepend() to PATH, CDPATH, etc.
> On Jun 10, 2:22pm, Clinton Bunch wrote:
> } Subject: Re: Builtin append() and prepend() to PATH, CDPATH, etc.
> } On Jun 5, 2:25pm, Bart Schaefer wrote:
> } >
> } > } >zsh 4.0:
> } > } >
> } > } >1. wzsh (windowing zsh) is now available. Also, zsh now has colour
> } > } > and menu capabilities on text only terminals.
> } > }
> } > } It has colour capabilities to some extent: you can put colour sequences
> } > } into prompts quite easily. I don't see any advantage in having zsh use
> } > } windows in any way.
> } >
> } > I tend to agree. At this point you've rewritten emacs. Just *get*
> } > and run zsh in a shell buffer.
> } Wrong. At this point, you've written a shell whose scripts can use
> } GUI objects to interact with end users.
> Exactly what kind of "GUI objects" are we talking about here? The only
> thing the phrase "windowing zsh" conjures in my mind is something that
> looks like a bunch of xterms each running a shell.
> It sounds to me like you want wish (the tcl/tk shell). I don't think
> it's appropriate to bloat zsh with a GUI-object-description language.
> You can launch wish GUIs from $(...) if you need to feed the results
> back into zsh (or any other shell).
First, Tcl has got to have the ugliest syntax of any language known to
man. Second, Tk is a very poor rip-off of Motif and almost as ugly as Athena.
What I'm talking about is something that actually allows X/Xt/Motif calls from
within the shell (a la dtksh). This wouldn't be zsh but a parallel and
work ( wzsh ). This, of course, would best be accomplished through a dynamic
(or even not so dynamic) extension interface for adding builtins. These
changes would be similar to the ones made for ksh93 in support of dtksh.
> ?? Are you sure it's proprietary?
Yes, dtksh is based off Korn Shell 93 and source code is not freely
> Bart Schaefer Brass Lantern Enterprises
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>-- End of excerpt from Bart Schaefer
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