Re: PHPNuke license
On Mon, 2003-03-03 at 16:30, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> A string of piped commands might output five such notices; a foreach
> loop might output hundreds. 
>  Continuing the idea that using these programs in a complicated
> but user-typed shell string is still "interactive"; it's probably exactly
> this problem that the "interactive" qualification was intended to prevent.
> However, recalling the context, Branden's argument was, I believe, that if a
> web session is interactive with respect to the tools generating them, then
> manual shell scripting is, too.
[more on this, sorry, I should marshall my thoughts before spewing them]
A program in the middle of a pipeline never directly accepts input from
the user, nor does it output direcly to the user.
How does this sound for an interpretation of interactive in shell
scripts: "A program is running interactively if stdin and stdout are
ttys." This should prevent most of the spam effect, right?
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