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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Aquino [mailto:mr.danielaquino / gmail.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 9:52 AM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: Re: ruby shell?
> 
> On 8/23/07, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky <znmeb / cesmail.net> wrote:
> 
> > I just found actual *programming* in "ksh" to be totally 
> non-intuitive
> 
> Yea I don't really use shell's for programming unless its something
> simple or a system script...
> 
> How do you compare ksh to bash scripting ?
> 
> --------
> 
> when it comes to shells... Bash is great for what it does..
> It's completely based on what you need for moving around a 
> unix system...
> I'd love to have some easier ruby type syntax for the 
> programming bits though...
> 

I tend to look at things very pragmatically - if you want to write something
that will run _anywhere_, write a sh script.
If you know all your target systems have a more terse language (such as Ruby
or Perl) installed, use that instead, as it's easier to maintain for simple
readability reasons. Systems that have bash installed very likely have Perl
installed.

Felix

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