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by tomCar
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommend me an Android-based tablet
Replies: 9
Views: 3492

Re: Recommend me an Android-based tablet

I'm pretty happy with my Asus Transformer Prime.
If you're interested in a hackable tablet (or at least, from a company that doesn't mind that kind of thing.) Zareason has a tablet these days (named, oh so creatively, the ZaTab.)
by tomCar
Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

@troyp Lol, I'm actually moving away from graphical file managers all together. I find they just don't offer me much of anything. Though I do miss the ability to copy/move things via ctrl-c+ctrl-v/d'n'd... On a slightly wacky note, there was this thing I found a while back called (IIRC) "adven...
by tomCar
Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

@EvanED I use tmux specifically for scrolling... so it seems weird that screen would break your scrolling. So the reason I said that was because I was under the impression that both screen and tmux would break both the actual terminal's scroll bar as well as the mouse wheel. This was my conclusion ...
by tomCar
Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

@troyp Lol, I'm actually moving away from graphical file managers all together. I find they just don't offer me much of anything. Though I do miss the ability to copy/move things via ctrl-c+ctrl-v/d'n'd... What you're describing sounds like a command oriented fm... which could be interesting. Have a...
by tomCar
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

Well, so long as textual display tools stick around I guess everything works out... after all, I'm certainly not the only person who will require graphics-less environment. How do you intend to handle nested objects in your display tools? Flatten them? As a single field or multiple? EDIT: It really ...
by tomCar
Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

So you're limiting your rewrite to xterm replacements? Or is your new terminal going to figure out what to do based on the raw text output? I ask because you're going to have to keep the old tools around if you intend to require X, which makes your tools useless for my purposes (as I'm frequently no...
by tomCar
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

I'm a little tired of having my session expire while I'm working so...I'm going to pull out your posts, organize, and think about them a bit before getting back to you. However, I did notice something that can be addressed quickly: what's a good "pretty print" format? (as I don't believe t...
by tomCar
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

If you aren't using JSON on the user side...then it works out fine. Though you do have to ask yourself what format you actually want to display in and whether or not you want that done implicitly. If I recall correctly, the later was decided against, though I don't remember if anyone decided on a us...
by tomCar
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

@EvanED I think your C example is probably the most convincing argument that you have (and it is convincing.) I'm still not sure that you can't learn what goes where, but I suppose accessing fields by name is more natural... Headers provide names. There is an issue with identifying headers though......
by tomCar
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?
Replies: 39
Views: 13894

Re: What Fun and Useful Programming Language Should I Learn?

Can't sat I've ever finished a Haskell tutorial...but Real World Haskell is my preference as a reference.

If you're interested in GUI stuff, Haskell's GTK+ bindings are easy to use (much more so than C.)
by tomCar
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

@tesujin I hope you don't mind if some of the wall of text disappears. :D I don't really feel you're being harsh. I'm doing much the same as you have/are. Testing ideas on others... especially, since I "can't see the forest for the trees" quite frequently (which is why I asked to be shown ...
by tomCar
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

It's exactly the same as in JSON/XML. To indicate format you need a field/name convention. Except that in the case of JSON, JSON is the field/name convention. (Well, I guess you have to say "objects are JSON dictionaries/objects"). Contrast with CSV: you have to say something like "l...
by tomCar
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

I think there's not much to be gained from going with something simpler than JSON, and probably something to be lost. Getting reliable delimitation of values is great, but that's pretty much all you get... And while it's great that two or three utilities already support CSV, it doesn't amount to mu...
by tomCar
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

However, you can't remove a field, and you can't create a stream of heterogeneous types as each row isn't self-describing. (I guess you could allow multiple header rows, and the latest seen is what applies.) Not worth the space savings IMO when you lose several other benefits (even given the multip...
by tomCar
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

I think there's not much to be gained from going with something simpler than JSON, and probably something to be lost. Getting reliable delimitation of values is great, but that's pretty much all you get... And while it's great that two or three utilities already support CSV, it doesn't amount to mu...
by tomCar
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

snip cat stuff I was making it purposefully ugly, I was not suggesting that as what cat should look like. In all cases (except #3) we have the somewhat unfortunate overhead of syntax wrapping the file's contents, as well as various characters translated to escape-character syntax. From a more class...
by tomCar
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

My point about special characters in filenames is that, whiele the current shells handle that with no problem in their syntax, handling that kind of case in a pipeline is more problematic, and one of the scenarios that keeps coming up as we talk about why pipelines should adhere to a common seriali...
by tomCar
Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

*EDIT* One thing I'm worried about is that not all of the utilities actually need or should have full JSON support. cat for example just takes file names and outputs their concatenated contents, JSON would only complicate this. So we'd have this situation where a bunch of utilities output in JSON a...
by tomCar
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

Just wanted to stop by and say hi. I've been lurking on this thread for awhile... on account of being in the middle of such a rewrite myself. Though I'm doing it in Go. Currently, I've got several utilities "functional," but I haven't started work on making them different (wanting to solv...
by tomCar
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees knees
Replies: 111
Views: 92145

Re: My Unix CLI manifesto, aka why PowerShell is the bees kn

Just wanted to stop by and say hi. I've been lurking on this thread for awhile... on account of being in the middle of such a rewrite myself. Though I'm doing it in Go. Currently, I've got several utilities "functional," but I haven't started work on making them different (wanting to solve...

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