As developers we spend a lot of our work day in a terminal window, using shells that were designed 30 years ago. This week Liam Schumm joins me to explain why he decided to write a new, more ergonomic shell environment to simplify his workflow.
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- Your host as usual is Tobias Macey and today I’m interviewing Liam Schumm about Ergonomica
- How did you get introduced to Python?
- What is Ergonomica and what was your reason for creating it?
- What are some of the most difficult aspects of the project that you have experienced?
- How is Ergonomica implemented?
- What was your reason for using a dialect of Lisp as the interface for a terminal environment as opposed to iterating on the idioms in shells such as Bash?
- How does Ergonomica’s implementation differ from traditional shells such as Bash, Csh, and Powershell?
- How does Ergonomica’s implementation differ from other alternative shells such as Xonsh, ZSH, and Fish?
- Why did you choose to implement Ergonomica in Python?
- What’s your target group for Ergonomica?
- What do you have planned for the future of Ergonomica?
- Reading through your website you are fairly well accomplished. How does your age factor into the kinds of projects that you are engaged in?
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