* Richard Braakman (email@example.com) [010307 10:39]: > > the aim is not to depend on bash but on the commonly implemented subset > > of functions (ash?). This is exactly about portability. > > Since bash can do a lot more than the subset, it would be dumb not > to take advantage of the features when they would be useful. Bash is to big for essential. it uses several times the space of ash. essential has to be minimal. Not only my opinion.