[TUHS] cat -v and other complaints

Cág ca6c at bitmessage.ch
Tue Sep 4 04:04:01 AEST 2018

Andrew Warkentin wrote:

> I'd say features like history, completion, and line editing really
> don't belong in a shell. They should be handled by a separate listener
> process with a simple API that shells and other client processes can
> use for controlling them. That's one good example of Plan 9
> prioritizing minimalism above everything else.


> fn history {grep '^term%' /mnt/wsys/text|sed -e 's/^term%//'} term%

This is sure better.

On top of that I don't get how Acme adheres to the philosophy. It's
basically a reverse engineered, unavailable on the console, GNU Emacs
with a mouse-driven interface.


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