[ENH][GOODIE] CommandShell V1.3 (version 1.3 released)

Karl Ramberg karl.ramberg at chello.se
Sun Oct 21 15:30:03 UTC 2001

"David T. Lewis" wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 21, 2001 at 03:39:20PM +0200, Karl Ramberg wrote:
> >
> >
> > "David T. Lewis" wrote:
> >
> > > The most interesting conceptual problem right now is how to do the syntax
> > > for a pipeline of mixed Smalltalk and Unix commands. I have a working
> > > implementation at this point, but there is a cognitive impedence mismatch
> > > in things like "echo hello | stdout nextPutAll: stdin upToEnd ! ".
> >
> > Maybe a little big project but a Smalltalk shell to unix would be cool.
> > I read about the SmallScript project, maybe some ideas to pick up there.
> CommandShell is a "Smalltalk shell to unix" written in Smalltalk and
> running in the Squeak environment. Are you looking for something like
> this, but with no GUI? It would probably be easy enough to do, now that
> you mention it.

I though of a Smalltalk shell that replace the bash, so 
even if you drop out to the *nix you run the same syntax/ semantic
to make a more uniform interface for the user.
But thinking about it, it does not seem like the best idea...


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