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Re: Are there any plans for more readable, modern syntaxes for If statem

From: Vaidas BoQsc
Subject: Re: Are there any plans for more readable, modern syntaxes for If statements?
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 19:05:58 +0200

I keep on wondering why these shells can't come up with something better
than improving previous shell syntax by little by only providing poor
better alternatives.
I somehow think there is a need to rethink shells from scratch to make them
less mentally demanding and readable in the command prompt and scripts
I really haven't seen anything that I would like to use so far. Neither
zsh, tcsh or any other of the more popular ones as far as I remember from
the last weeks "personal research".

2020-03-20, pn, 06:11 Lawrence Velázquez <address@hidden> rašė:

> > On Mar 12, 2020, at 3:00 PM, Vaidas BoQsc <address@hidden>
> > wrote:
> >
> > Are there any plans to have alternative, a more modern C or D like
> > syntaxes for IF statements, While loop and the like in Bash?
> >
> > Would it be better to just make a new shell and command language
> > similar to Bash instead of adding these alternatives?
> FWIW, some of zsh's complex commands have alternative forms that
> are visually more C-like, although they have some caveats and are
> (obviously) not even remotely portable.
> http://zsh.sourceforge.net/Doc/Release/Shell-Grammar.html#Alternate-Forms-For-Complex-Commands
> vq

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