Subject: Re: sysv ps(1) implementation [was: ps(1) sysv silliness]
To: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
Date: 06/08/2000 11:28:49
| So, yes, a normal csh-type alias would work under some situations, but
| not all... OTOH, if I'm the only one that uses this sort of thing then
| just groping __progname will be good enough.
Checking __progname is extremely poor style.
Users should be able to copy binaries around
and rename them as they see fit without seeing
strange lossage or behavior changes.
While it's acceptable to grandfather in this sort of thing
because it has been there forever, adding new instances of it
should be forbidden.