Re: Constellations

On Sun, 4 Jan 2009, Roedy Green wrote:

On 4 Jan 2009 17:20:47 GMT, ram@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Stefan Ram) wrote,
quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :

»find«, »grep« and »sed« are part of a programmer's toolbox.
They are available for every operating system. A programmer

But they lack the WORA of a something in Java. Everybody needs to do backups, not just programmers.

I don't see how writing XML is more user-friendly than writing find commands (neither are very friendly to the non-technical). If you're proposing to provide a friendlier interface via software, then that could be backended onto find - from an admittedly cursory inspection, you constellation grammar looks largely isomorphic to find's grammar.


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