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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy, version two

On Thu, 2006-11-23 at 22:56 +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:
> Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> 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.

You miss the point.  If there is any interactive use at all, then bash
needs to be on the system.  Embedded systems are nifty, but they are not
an issue for Debian.


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