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Re: Switching /bin/sh to dash without dash essential


On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 09:31:04AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

>         I think you are not going far enough. Why should I have dash on
>  the system when my default shell is posh? or (gasp) zsh?

posh (or "strict POSIX" in general) is simply not practical, and zsh is
even more bloated than bash. But this was discussed to death...
>         I think one of the objections here is that we ought to have a
>  more generic approach that allows shells other than dash/bash to be the
>  default shell, and that the vendor not make the choice.

And a possible response to such an objection that the bash->dash
transition is difficult enough. Do this specific transition first, and
revisit the generalization only after the lessons from the bash->dash
transition have been learned.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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