First, congratulations to the authors of scsh. It's the shell I've been
waiting for since 1983.
The first thing I tried to do with it was write a CGI script. This is
a fine example of the sort of thing that's so tedious to do with
conventional shells. Unfortunately, it didn't work because the first
thing scsh did was print
Warning: Starting up with no home directory ($HOME).
This seems to me to be two bugs: it's not a warning that's appropriate
when scsh is being run non-interactively, and it should be sent to
stderr, not stdout. It's vitally important for a unix utility to be
able to control what gets sent to stdout. (Of course, I can work
around this by putting a wrapper around it.)
I see from the README that an HTML parser is being written; is this
available yet? I'm quite happy to take a pre-release version and I'll
report (and maybe fix) bugs.
I also need some scsh code to fetch a URL - does anyone have such a