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Re: Promoting mucc to a full fledged tool

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-03-17 07:24:27 CET

Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org> writes:
>> The point of a shell mode is that it all happens in one txn (which is
>> exactly the point of mucc, AIUI). You do a bunch of things, and then
>> you "commit". Any shell mode is also a non-interactive scripting
>> mode too -- just feed the commands on the shell's stdin.
>
> Shell mode would be great - but if you're going to do it, it should be
> much more than what mucc does. It should include a repository browser
> (complete with 'cd' and 'tree' style commands) and especially I'd
> appreciate if it were capable of being linked to GNU readline, or one
> of the readline lookalikes. (readline licensing might affect people's
> attitudes - it is GPL, not LGPL like neon.)

Yes, I think navigation commands are a given :-).

Readline behavior would be great, but we shouldn't let the perfect be
the enemy of the good, as Greg Hudson likes to say: a shell with no
readline is better than no shell.

I've always felt mucc to be a workaround our lack of a shell mode,
personally.

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