It’s not an insane claim.

PS is way wordier but it does deal with structured objects rather than just byte streams.

I think of PS as being a closer match to VM/CMS Pipelines (but much less elegant).

There are arguments to be made both ways.  I generally prefer the byte stream where the producer and consumer have to agree on the format, but, well, Unix is my homeland.

I guess I argue that PS minus IPC is COBOL to Bourne Shell’s C.  Some people prefer it and de gustibus non est disputandum.

On Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 4:12 PM Greg 'groggy' Lehey <> wrote:
I recently had a discussion with some colleagues on the topic of
shells.  Two people whom I respect both told me that Microsoft's
Powershell runs rings round the Bourne shell.

Somehow that sounds like anathema to me, but it's not beyond the
bounds of possibility.  Before I waste time investigating, can anybody
here give me some insights?

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