Subject: Re: bin/4167: WIBNI sh supported file/command/etc completion?
To: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/26/1997 16:17:18
On Fri, 26 Sep 1997 18:59:06 -0400 (EDT)
Todd Vierling <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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.
It already uses libedit for command history and editing. I believe
those are POSIX requirements.
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