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Whats Wrong with Shell Script

June 28, 2014

Efficiency could be better.

Poor support for numerical,operations and data structures, make the sh/bash family   a poor competitor with the php/perl/python/lua family.

1980s style procedural constructs only. No support for object orientation or functional programming.

Limited function return values…and certainly no multiple return values!

Inbuilt persistence (between runs) would be cool.

No convenient support for common systems programming patterns, such as retries and locks.

Ability to safely modify running programmes would be cool.

 

 

 

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