[TUHS] v7 source code for sh

Dan Cross crossd at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 11:01:12 AEST 2022

On Sun, Feb 20, 2022 at 5:42 PM Chet Ramey <chet.ramey at case.edu> wrote:

> On 2/20/22 4:19 PM, Lyndon Nerenberg (VE7TFX/VE6BBM) wrote:
> > Did anyone think about doing this in the past? If yes, what made you
> > decide against doing it?  (Or a streams implementation, for that matter.)
> There have been several implementations (I never did one). I suspect that
> the people who were in a position to integrate that functionality into
> distributed kernels were not supportive, or the code didn't get to them
> at the right time.

At this point, it feels like the die has been cast. Readline, or something
like it, is "good enough" and those working with something plan9-like don't
need the functionality at all. Arguably, on Unix-style systems it would be
cleaner to do in the kernel, but aside from aesthetics, what's the
incentive to change?

        - Dan C.
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