Subject: Re: bin/4167: WIBNI sh supported file/command/etc completion?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 09/26/1997 18:59:06
On Fri, 26 Sep 1997 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
: Wish /bin/sh supported tab completion of command names, file
: names, variable names, etc, like bash.
sh needs to be as lean and mean as possible, IMHO. It's the shell used by
your average Un*x script, so adding filename completion, line editing, blah,
blah would add Feeping Creaturism to sh. sh is also _statically_ linked
because it's in /bin (necessarily because of scripts and /etc/rc in Bourne
shell language) so adding libedit alone would be painful.
== Todd Vierling (Personal email@example.com; Business firstname.lastname@example.org)
== I know you like the Internet, Bobby. Now go eat your Frosted Flakes.