Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/bin/ksh
To: None <>
From: Joerg Klemenz <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/30/2002 14:32:48
Greg A. Woods wrote:
> You're not making any sense.  A "wrapping line editor" is an oxymoron.
> One line cannot be "wrapped" -- it must be scrolled horizontally.

Now you are nit-picking. When I say "like bash" you know what I mean

> [..]
> There is no "trouble" here that is not almost trivially solved.
> [..]
> 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.

It's not hard for you because you have been doing that for 15 years or
so. With a startup sequence like csh or zsh uses everyone can do than
in 5 minutes. 

joerg klemenz <>