[tex-live] Comment on Re: TeXLive-CD/DVD (Installation)

Oliver Bandel oliver at first.in-berlin.de
Thu May 24 12:41:37 CEST 2007

On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 12:23:11PM +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
> Oliver Bandel <oliver at first.in-berlin.de> writes:
> > On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 11:20:04AM +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
> >
> > OK, quoting mechanisms; but this is mostly ugly stuff, especially if
> > the things to do get nested.
> > A scripting language will be better to use then.
> A shell _is_ a scripting language, and you will _always_ need quotes
> for strings.
> >> > So, we need to invent at least one shell, that does not have a
> >> > problem with such names.
> >> 
> >> None of them do.  You just need to do the stuff correctly, as in
> >> "write a correct [installer] for *x which is surprisingly hard to do".
> >
> > OK.
> >
> > But it's hard to do, because the tools in use make it hard.
> Nonsense.  The shell does not make it hard to work with quoted
> strings.  It _additionally_ provides ways to work with _unquoted_
> strings, and then you need to know what you are doing.
> If you don't, that is not the fault of the tool.

OK, if you want/like the quoting-theatre, use shells.

I dislike it, and so I mostly try to avoid shells.

If everyone use the tool he/she/it wants, then we all are happy.


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