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Re: /bin/sh diversions



On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 10:57:53AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Pierre Habouzit <madcoder@debian.org> writes:
> 
> >   Okay, but that's not an argument. What would be the point for the user
> > to change /bin/sh if Debian has already chosen the fastest and smallest
> > one ?
> 
> Because Debian thinks that the smallest and fastest one is dash, but the
> user wants to run a giant pile of tens of thousands of lines of shell
> scripts that are internal to their organization, are full of bashisms,
> that the user isn't supposed to be changing, and which all use /bin/sh.

  Then he'll be able to move /bin/sh symlink on bash if he wants to. Or
enhance dash to support the very few bashisms that are often used.
(echo -e, the {a,b,c} globbing and [[ ]], I checked, those three are
*trivial* to implement).

-- 
·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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