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From: Eric Schulte <schulte.eric@gmail.com>
To: Greg Troxel <gdt@ir.bbn.com>
Cc: Nick Dokos <ndokos@gmail.com>, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: [babel] how to pass data to gnuplot from another block
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 08:30:27 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87vbysahv0.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <rmia9g46agl.fsf@fnord.ir.bbn.com> (Greg Troxel's message of "Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:23:54 -0500")

Greg Troxel <gdt@ir.bbn.com> writes:

> Eric Schulte <schulte.eric@gmail.com> writes:
>>> Just an fyi: I had to set org-babel-sh-command to "bash" for this to
>>> work. Why is "sh" the default value of this variable?
>> I think sh is more portable, but I guess almost any system should have
>> bash as well, I've just changed this default to bash.
> (Assuming you mean that you changed the default in the org sources, not
> in your config files.)
> Please don't, at least without discussion of the consequences of adding
> a dependency that is beyond POSIX..  sh is specified by posix, and bash
> is a) sometimes not present and b) behaves differently than as specified
> by POSIX, leading people to write nonportable code.
> If someone wants to run bash explicitly, it makes sense to have a bash
> language block that they can use.  But the sh language block should be
> sh.   The real point is that bash is a different language.

I understand your point, but in reality I doubt there are many systems
on which people use Org-mode with code blocks and on which sh is
available but no bash is installed.

Bash is the new normal shell and I would argue is what most users expect
from a shell code block.  E.g., the default value of `shell-file-name'
used by M-x shell is "/bin/bash".

It is possible to explicitly set shell code blocks to use sh.


Eric Schulte
PGP: 0x614CA05D

  reply	other threads:[~2013-12-13 15:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-11-22  9:57 [babel] how to pass data to gnuplot from another block Eric S Fraga
2013-11-22 15:00 ` Eric Schulte
2013-11-22 17:27   ` Nick Dokos
2013-11-23 16:15     ` Eric Schulte
2013-12-13 15:23       ` Greg Troxel
2013-12-13 15:30         ` Eric Schulte [this message]
2013-12-13 15:48           ` Greg Troxel
2013-12-13 16:20             ` Eric Schulte
2013-12-13 17:13               ` Eric Schulte
2013-12-13 19:32                 ` Nick Dokos
2013-12-13 22:40                 ` Achim Gratz
2013-12-13 23:18                 ` Eric Schulte
2013-12-14 10:21                   ` Achim Gratz
2013-12-13 18:38               ` Greg Troxel
2013-12-13 19:08                 ` Sebastien Vauban
2013-12-13 16:32           ` Achim Gratz
2013-12-05  7:35   ` Eric S Fraga
2013-12-05 18:29     ` Eric Schulte
2013-12-05 19:59       ` Eric S Fraga
2013-12-06  2:06         ` Eric Schulte
2013-12-06 11:59           ` Eric S Fraga

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