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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy, version two

On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 07:49:10PM +0100, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> There's a difference between requiring maintainer scripts to say
> /bin/bash if they need bash constructs and rewriting existing scripts
> to work with some generic shell. The former is going to be *much*
> easier. Isn't that enough?

If you just want to avoid things breaking, it's enough.  If you want to
be able to use the scripts on an embedded platform, or to take advantage
of the performance boost of using dash instead of bash, it isn't.

Regards: David
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