[Haifux] The 10th tip?

Ohad Lutzky ohad at lutzky.net
Sun Feb 8 01:18:00 MSK 2009

The choice of shell isn't the worst part (although, seriously... tcsh? holy
crap!). Read the assignment itself. A system to manage and analyze a list of
delay tickets for public transportation. Good idea for perl (which is
explicitly forbidden IIRC, as are sed and awk)? Certainly. But for tcsh?
Afterwards (in Matam and in Data Structures, for example), people don't even
consider writing a tiny test suite for their applications, even though it's
under 10 lines of tcsh and they're given expected input-output pairs as part
of the assignment.

On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 10:50 PM, Tzafrir Cohen <tzafrir at cohens.org.il>wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 07, 2009 at 10:12:00PM +0200, Oron Peled wrote:
> >  * The Unix part is tragic story in itself. Let's start with the simple
> >    fact it uses csh/tcsh (Nee, nee, nee, nee....)
> Nope :-(
> http://webcourse.cs.technion.ac.il/234122/Winter2008-2009/en/syllabus.html
> Even Mac OSX defaults to a posix shell (bash).
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