Greg Hewgill (ghewgill) wrote,
Greg Hewgill
ghewgill

look before you leap

I started to investigate yesterday's idea of a shell implementation in Perl, and immediately got mired in the Byzantine shell quoting rules. The most basic thing about the shell turns out to be unnecessarily hard, and besides, it's already been done. Why did I think this was a good idea again?

Somehow I had got it into my head that msysgit on Windows would only run from the msysgit shell. Since I don't actually use Git on Windows, it turns out I was mistaken. If you run any Git command from the regular Windows command prompt, it already works. The appropriate shell is invoked to execute the shell script (git-rebase is one such shell script, instead of being part of the native C implementation).

Nothing to see here, move along...
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