Re: RFC: use readable $(cmd) syntax instead of unreadable `cmd`
On 2007-02-09, Jari Aalto <email@example.com> wrote:
> - The backtick version is not easily readable in high resolution screens
> or in terminals with small fonts
Solution: get glasses.
> - There may be problems in distinguishing character ' from ` with sme
> particularly selected font.
Solution: use a proper font.
> - The missing backtick is hard to find in highly quoted context, where
> single, double quotes and backticks play the code tune.
Solution: use a editor that can help you.
> - The backtick is awkwardly located in some keyboards. (possible
> orphan/adopt/NMU maintenance problem)
The backticks are better located here than the $( sequence.
> "If your development environment cannot display ` differently than ' ,
> you need to get a new one."
Quite reasonable reasoning.
> I'm askinf if it is ok to to reopen such bugs based of better QA
> aspects. Possibly by providing patches if the maintainer is busy
> elsewhere to handle such a "minor issue" from his perspective.
I prefer backticks.