‹Programming› 2018
Mon 9 - Thu 12 April 2018 Nice, France
Tue 10 Apr 2018 17:00 - 17:30 at Baie des Anges A - Session 4

The POSIX shell is the standard tool to deploy, control, and maintain systems of all kinds; the shell is used on a sliding scale from one-o commands in an interactive mode all the way to complex scripts managing, e.g., system boot sequences. For all of its utility, the POSIX shell is feared and maligned as a programming language: the shell is feared because of its incredible power, where a single command can destroy not just local but also remote systems; the shell is maligned because its semantics are non-standard, using word expansion where other languages would use evaluation.

I conjecture that word expansion is in fact an essential piece of the POSIX shell’s interactivity; word expansion is well adapted to the shell’s use cases and contributes critically to the shell’s interactive feel.

Tue 10 Apr
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16:30 - 18:00: Session 4PX/18 at Baie des Anges A
16:30 - 17:00
Steven CostiouUniversity of Brest, Mickael KerboeufUniversity of Brest, Alain PlantecUniversity of Occidental Brittary, France, Marcus Denker INRIA Lille
17:00 - 17:30
Michael GreenbergPomona College
17:30 - 18:00