[plt-scheme] Re: What's the latest on the Scsh port?

From: Michael Sperber [Mr. Preprocessor] (sperber at informatik.uni-tuebingen.de)
Date: Tue Jul 15 05:26:31 EDT 2003

>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Burschik <Burschik at lotto-berlin.de> writes:

Michael>   For list-related administrative tasks:
Michael>   http://list.cs.brown.edu/mailman/listinfo/plt-scheme

Michael> When designing an interactive shell, one should bear in mind that the desire
Michael> to keep keystrokes to a minimum led to the complexity of current unix
Michael> shells. And I consider this a mistake that does not need to
Michael> be repeated. [...]

I urge you to look at the early scsh papers.  Olin's been there, done
that, (got the T-shirt, actually) and documented the whole thing over
10 years ago.

Conclusion as of today: scsh's shell syntax is already heavily
optimized towards minimizing the number of key strokes (while
preserving most of the Scheme syntax and semantics), but the notation
still isn't brief enough for interactive use.

Cheers =8-} Mike
Friede, Völkerverständigung und überhaupt blabla

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