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Date:      Wed, 7 Oct 1998 14:43:01 +0200 (CEST)
From:      Andrzej Bialecki <>
To:        Andrew Hannam <>
Cc:        Jeroen Ruigrok/Asmodai <>, "Christopher G. Petrilli" <>, FreeBSD Small <freebsd-small@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: Command-line i/f
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000101bdf1e4$5e0279e0$>

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On Wed, 7 Oct 1998, Andrew Hannam wrote:

> With all this discussion on Forth, I ask myself why people are looking for
> alternatives to the most common script language/command line (/bin/sh). The

...and I forgot to add that /bin/sh scripts don't completely solve our
problems. /bin/sh requires many additional utilities in order to build a
usable script, such as "test", "echo", "date", "expr", "kill" etc, etc...

However, I admit that it's syntax is more known that that of Forth ;-)

Andrzej Bialecki

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