Something funny about Windows

Mike McCarty mike.mccarty at
Mon Dec 19 19:39:28 UTC 2005

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 15:33, Mike McCarty wrote:
>>I didn't see the words "unix-like shell behavior" in what
>>you just quoted, so I didn't respond to those words. I did
>>repond to the words I saw used.
>>I see no reason not to exercise caution in raising expectations
>>in people's minds about the behavior of software across multiple
>>platforms in unspecified circumstances.
> Caution is one thing, but expecting reasonable behavior from
> a unix shell is reasonable, given that you could easily
> have shell scripts and interactive operations that have
> worked unchanged for 25 years across wildly different
> machines.  Isn't that why we like unix-like systems and
> their bourne-like shells?

Who said I like UNIX-like systems and like UNIX shells?


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