Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/bin/ksh
To: Joerg Klemenz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 09/29/2002 20:21:34
[ On Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 21:26:45 (+0000), Joerg Klemenz wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/bin/ksh
> > > I did not say it was errornous. It just sucks.
> > > Cursor-addressable terminals have been available for some time now.
> > I'm not sure what you're complaining about then. No matter how you
> > manipulate the characters on the screen, the behaviour of a horizonally
> > scrolling line editor is going to be essentially exactly the same. The
> I was asking for a wraping line editor, like bash, zsh, etc.
You're not making any sense. A "wrapping line editor" is an oxymoron.
One line cannot be "wrapped" -- it must be scrolled horizontally.
> However you twist it, the fact that sh, ksh and bash share one
> .profile causes trouble.
NO, that's not necessarily true _at_all_.
I share one set of ~/.* files across _all_ of the platforms I use, and
that includes many versions of sh (though none quite so old as V7), some
versions of ash, POSIX sh, many versions of AT&T ksh, pdksh, and several
versions of bash. I've been doing so for over 15 years now too. I'm
sure that if I were forced to use zsh on some platform then I could
adjust so that I'd still be able to share the same files across all
platforms I use. There is no "trouble" here that is not almost
Do not invent demons and dragons where they do not exist.
> The only clean solution is IMHO a ksh specific rc file.
That's B.S. There is no "clean" solution to sharing a single set of
~/.* files across many platforms and shells. However it's not hard at
all to devise reliable run-time tests that can differentiate between
each type of shell and of course between platform variances as well.
Greg A. Woods
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