I don't know whether this has been seen on this list, so I'm
> In article <199511061847.KAA01389@beehive.cygnus.com>,
> Tom Lord <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >People are already working on not-quite-compatible shell features for
> >Guile. I don't agree that this will limit SCSH's audience, but it
> >could turn out to frustrate programmers endlessly
Paul Wilson wrote:
> Could you elaborate on this? How not-quite-compatible is it, and why?
> It does sound like it could be endlessly frustrating. Advance warning
> of Guile's directions might help others avoid gratuitous incompatibilities,
> even if they can't convince the Guile project to do anything differently.
Part of forwarded message from gel-list:
^From: Gary Houston <email@example.com>
| >- I'm sure the guile people will implement something like scsh
| > sooner or later, limiting scsh's audience further.
Actually the underlying functionality is more or less there already:
gunzip < paper.tex.gz | detex | spell | lpr -Ppulp &
would be written in scsh as
(& (| (gunzip) (detex) (spell) (lpr -Ppulp)) ; Background a pipeline
(< paper.tex.gz)) ; with this redirection
can be written with guile-iii/goonix-iii-c as
(tail-call-pipeline ("gunzip") ("detex") ("spell") ("lpr" "-Ppulp")))))