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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy, version two

On Fri, 2006-11-24 at 14:03 -0700, Bruce Sass wrote:
> On Fri November 24 2006 13:15, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> > Instead of focusing and hammering again and again on /bin/sh, why not
> > instead ask maintainers to do #!/bin/dash?
> because bash offers a larger superset of sh features than dash, and "sh" 
> is a standard part of System V-like unix systems like Linux

But #!/bin/sh scripts aren't allowed to use those.  What I'm saying is
that the energy spent on making rules about #!/bin/sh would be better
spent encouraging people to simply switch--when appropriate--to

> > There may well be advantages to dash for this or that application. 
> > So then, maintainers should be encouraged to use it.  The best way,
> > of course, is #!/bin/dash.
> and stop using "sh" altogether, or should the www.emdebian.org people 
> fork the entire distribution?

What I said was that *if* it is better for a given script to run with
dash than with bash, the maintainer should be encouraged to say

I don't think it's my job to start saying what *other* distributions,
which are not Debian, should do.


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