Re: Shells and Syntax Again
Mario Lang wrote:
No, Linux is for people who know what they are doing :-).
Hehe, see what you mean <smiley>.
Well, I've got only 10 GB on this Linux box but provided that I'll install
Debian on the other machines at some point, they have loads more. Disk space
is cheap these days.
Yeah, and where do you get the diskspace from?
Perhaps this is a matter of taste and or skill but I still don't think some
kind of an undo mechanism should be bad. Humans make errors, and user
interfaces should be forgiving accordingly. In Windows, I've set up things
so that it does use the recycle bin but doesn't confirm deletes to that bin.
It's a nice middle-ground. Of course I also use shift+delete for large
things I won't ever be needing again.
rm some file, I *want* it gone, immediately.
Everything else would be highly anoying,
That's one way to look at it. Let's not start a Java debate but on the other
It will support proper Unicode, make GUI coding loads easier than in
WIndows, have regexp, zip and MIDI support in the standard library not to
mention built-in object serialization and multi-threading, Oh yes, and no
buffer overruns any more.
That is like using Java, since it will prevent your most stupid
programmers from harming your company too much.
I admit Java can be a bit clunky sometimes but I seem to still like it quite
a bit. I did one parsing utility just latetly first with Perl and then
converted it to Java. Java's regexp implementation wasn't actually as clunky
as I thought. It supports possessive quantifiers, which is something even
Perl 5 cannot pull off yet.
With kind regards Veli-Pekka Tätilä (email@example.com)
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