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Re: Question about "Depends: bash"

Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> writes:

> On Sat, 2006-11-25 at 00:02 +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:
> > "fast enought" is in the eye of a beholder. Try with PII/64M with
> > X deskop with 20 sessions of bash open. And opening firefox and xchat.
> What on earth is this nonsense about multiple invocations?  Do you not
> understand what shared text is?  
> >  
> > Anyway. What works for some is no indication of that it works for all.
> > I'm not sure why people are so enthustiastic with bash. It's just a
> > shell and there are alternatives to it - which are quite nice.
> I never understood what was so wonderful about perl.  Yet, Debian
> decided to make perl Essential, so there it is.  Such decisions have to
> be made.
> Nobody is telling you not to use the alternatives.  Go ahead! Use them!
> Encourage other people to!
> But don't tell me that I *must* use the alternative.

I'm not sure I follow. I' puzzled why you do not seem benefit in:

- Making scripts sh-agnostict. That is making them portable
- Supporting low end systems with minimal of effort
- Improving the overall awaress of shells

What I gather so far, you have suggested that it is better to 
put the shell name /bin/bash in scripts that /bin/sh. I'm not sure why
should people need to install dash if equivalent sh-implementation
woudl do the same?

Could you elaborate.


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