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Re: cd with multiple arguments?

From: Illia Bobyr
Subject: Re: cd with multiple arguments?
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 12:08:14 -0600
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On 12/15/2010 4:17 AM, Marc Herbert wrote:
> [...]
> I use and abuse the shell but I do not consider it as a "real"
> programming language is because it was not really designed as one from
> day one. It rather grew from the command line interface as explained
> in this great interview of Steve Bourne:
> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/279011/a-z_programming_languages_bourne_shell_sh/
> [...]

Actually, I got a completely opposite impression after reading the 
article :)

 From the article [about a shell that predates sh]:

"The original shell was simple but as people started to use Unix for 
application development and scripting, it was too limited."

Later on on sh:

" - Was there a particular problem that the language aimed to solve?

The primary problem was to design the shell be a fully programmable 
scripting language that could also serve as the interface to users 
typing commands interactively at a terminal."

Ilya Bobyr

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