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Re: priorities

Bernd Zeimetz <bernd@bzed.de> writes:

>> Having a /bin/csh falls into "present on all Unix systems and likely to
>> provoke WTF reactions if not there."  Also, I'm pretty sure that tcsh
>> is very comfortably the second-most-used interactive shell, way ahead
>> of zsh, on Linux systems.

> Although csh is the standard on a lot of systems, including OSX, it is
> 'bashed' for being bad in Debian's policy. But I wanted to send a bug
> about that anyway...

It should be bashed for scripting.  It's a horrible scripting shell with a
bunch of problems, starting with but not limited to its I/O redirection

Interactive shells have different needs, though, and Policy doesn't say
anything about using csh as an interactive shell that I'd seen (if I'm
wrong, please do point it out).

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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