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Re: Several reason a minimal POSIX /bin/bash is a bad idea

>>"Clint" == Clint Adams <schizo@debian.org> writes:

 >> As long as it is optional, I am with the lobby. 
 Clint> As long as the option requires effort against the status quo, not
 Clint> the other way 'round.

	Nope. Not until the other shells have been tested. Reliability. 
 Fault tolerance. Dependabilty. OK?

 >> I do, for one. I have extensive customizations in my shell,
 >> and /bin/sh bypasses all those.

 Clint> How do you cope with something like a Solaris system where /bin/sh
 Clint> is pretty unbearable?

	I don't use Solaris. I restrict myself to digital UNXI, AIX,
 And HP-UX. Anyway, broken shells on other operating systems
 are not my concern. I never advocate changing Debian to accomodate
 breajage on Windows 95, for example.

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 Dyson Freeman did indeed say that, but I'm probably the only person
 who was listening to him at the time.  So, you won't find it written
 in any of his books. Russell Nelson <nelson@clutx.clarkson.edu>
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