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Old 02-06-2011
Csh Programming Considered Harmful

I have noticed a few posts asking questions about c shell scripting these past few days. This a good read for those that currently or are thinking about writing a csh script:

Csh Programming Considered Harmful
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Old 02-06-2011
Most csh programmers that come here have been forced to use it at paycheck-point.
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Old 02-06-2011
Originally Posted by ilikecows
I have noticed a few posts asking questions about c shell scripting these past few days. This a good read for those that currently or are thinking about writing a csh script:

Csh Programming Considered Harmful

See also:
Top Ten Reasons not to use the C shell
Csh problems
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Old 02-27-2011
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Old 03-22-2011
Can use bash. Would that be ok?
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Old 03-22-2011
Yes, the bash shell is certainly better than csh or tcsh.
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Old 03-23-2011
I like scripting in bash. It's close to POSIX, and a contender for ksh, which I haven't used a lot in the last few years, since I work almost exclusively on GNU/Linux kit.

My gripes about bash are a lack of floating-point arithmetic and a lack of ksh-style coprocesses (bash4 has a retarded coprocess implementation, IMNSHO). Other than that, it's grand, and available on a lot of platforms, if not already preinstalled.

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