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Re: announcing bashj

From: L A Walsh
Subject: Re: announcing bashj
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:44:07 -0700
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Seems like the original missed being sent toe the bug-bash alias.

But I'm curious...
What's the context for this?  FWIW, removing non-bug-bash-subscribers
(that I know of), as my question is aimed, I guess, at Eduardo,
but not sure if it was posted to bash list or not?

Maybe I just missed it?


Eduardo Bustamante wrote:
On Sat, Jun 23, 2018 at 12:08 PM, pg <address@hidden> wrote:

    I am pleased to inform you about bashj - a bash 'mutant' with java
    This product opens numerous very interesting fields to bash developers.

I have a few questions / comments:

* Under which license / use terms are you releasing bashj? It doesn't
seem to be free software, the source code does not seem to be
available in the Sourceforge project, and I can't find any reference
to the license in the links you shared.       FWIW, I don't have
enough confidence to test bashj by just downloading a random JAR file
from the internet and executing it in my computer. I would like to be
able to inspect the source code and build it myself.

* The wiki page recommends creating the installation directory with
0777 permissions. That seems a bit too insecure? Why does it need
world-wide write permissions? (i.e. "sudo mkdir -m=777 /var/lib/bashj/
  # create the installation directory")

* What's the motivation behind bashj?  I'm having trouble
understanding why one would like to use a mixture of Java and bash in
the same program, when there are options like Jython and Groovy to run
dynamic scripting languages in the JVM.   Are you using bashj for a
particular application for which Groovy wasn't apt?

* Since I haven't run the code (for reasons explained above): How do
you handle things like the program's current working directory, the
environment, subshells, controlling terminal, etc. when everything
seems to run in the same JVM server process?

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