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Re^2: RFC Using PERL HEREDOC script within bash

by oiskuu (Hermit)
on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:22 UTC ( #1098970=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: RFC Using PERL HEREDOC script within bash
in thread RFC Using PERL HEREDOC script within bash

Sir, your wisdom appears to contradict wikipedia, that specifically says this about Bourne shell (precursor to bash):

Although it is used as an interactive command interpreter, it was also intended as a scripting language and contains most of the features that are commonly considered to produce structured programs.
A reference is made to an article, and from this I again quote:
The primary problem was to design the shell be a fully programmable scripting language that could also serve as the interface to users typing commands interactively at a terminal.

Now the history and evolution of shells is quite an interesting topic. Please do not hesitate in providing references, should you be aware of any well-researched works on this subject matter.

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