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Re: On things

   One idea he floated was to save space by dumping the *shell* and
   rewriting all the shell scripts as Perl scripts... imagine having
   to track down all the scripts on the boot floppy plus all the
   package install scripts and rewrite them to not require any shell.

Imagine trying to patch up after a failed boot without any shell...

[I've never seen an interactive perl provide an environment as
comfortable as the shell.]

Raul D. Miller

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