Python as standard shell? was Re: [RFC] Draft Proposal

Gary Capell (
30 May 1994 02:50:18 +1000 (Wittenberger) writes:
> I would like python to be the standard shell of a planned system.

I thought python would be nice to use as a shell when I first came
across it (currently use rc), and do use it for scripts (doctype, news
reader). However, having to type 'ls()' instead of 'ls' drove me batty
almost immediately, so I gave up on the idea of using python as my
interactive shell.

"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately."