Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy, version two
Thomas Bushnell BSG <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu, 2006-11-23 at 19:33 +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:
> > I don't see perl used that much for maintainer scripts, or daemon
> > scripts.
> Exactly the *point*. So why isn't this your target?
> > Some prefer bash and see no problems. Others consider bash's memory
> > consumption a problem when compared to other alternatives.
> The only alternative in Debian is dash, which explicitly says it's not a replacement:
> "bash" is a better shell for most users, since it has some nice
> features absent from "dash", and is a required part of the system.
This refers to inteactive use. dash suits well for scripts.