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Re: general questions

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:25:13 -0500

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 2:10 PM, John Maher <JohnM_at_rotair.com> wrote:

> Text based
> operating systems will be obsolete.

Errr, what? Have google, amazon, facebook, etc. all changed while I
wasn't looking?

> But JCL was junk while it was still in use.

So what does that have to do with bourne shell or bash or the
underlying tools they can drive?

> was used only because that had to, not because it was any good. Command
> line interfaces, text based oses and the mouse are all going bye-bye.
> Its just a matter of time. May be in my lifetime, may not be, I don't
> care. I am focusing my attention on the future, not the past otherwise
> I could get a high paying job doing cobol since those guys are in
> demand. But I don't want to work with a dead language even if it won't
> die in my lifetime. I'm looking ahead.

I suspect quite a lot of the world would come to a grinding halt if
the commands executed by bourne-like shells stopped working - and
that's likely to be true for years to come. You'd even find more
than a little of it in OSX if you look under the covers.

   Les Mikesell
Received on 2012-09-11 21:25:45 CEST

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