ftp vs http vs scp

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Fri May 28 11:25:11 2004

>> [...] before running into a requirement for something ridiculously
>> heavyweight - perl, I think - and abandoning the attempt.
> Perl is unbelievably commonplace, though. You don't have it/use it?

No. I don't really like it all that much as a language in its own
right, and I strongly dislike some aspects of the culture that has
grown up around it.

> I barely remember life before Perl (and for that matter tcsh -- I
> can't believe I fumbled by on csh all those years in university).

I had trouble dealing with no command-line editing, so I patched DCL to
add it (and in the process discovered a bug, er, ahem, "undocumented
limitation" in patch). When we switched from VMS to Unix, I _really_
missed ECL (what I called my patched DCL), so I added command-line
editing to csh. What the result has become by the present day is still
my preferred shell; it differs from tcsh in a number of important-to-me
ways. (One of my back-burner projects is building a new shell entirely
de novo....)

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