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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy, version two

On Thu, 2006-11-23 at 13:43 +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:
> Bash is not essential for running Debian. It is possible to run old
> PCs and old laptops completely free of bash. The point here is not the
> disk consumption, but the reduced memory constrainsts. When scripts
> are written with only "sh" in mind, they become portable to even
> embedded systems (think busybox). Every bash-dependent scipt that runs
> on the system, takes memory out from other processes.

What about "perl".  Is that essential?  Why are you not going for big
> Education sector and 3rd world still have PCs that are *years* and
> *tears* old. Everybody do not live in countries where computers or
> hardware are cheap.

Guess what?  I used bash on that old hardware when it was shiny and new
also.  Didn't seem to have any problems.


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