Subject: Re: ksh as option for shell [Re: Bash as Option for Shell]
To: None <>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/31/2004 09:54:49
On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 10:08:43AM -0500, wrote:
> Chris Pinnock wrote:
> > ksh is pretty good these days (set -o emacs to get the history editing
> > commands and so on).
> That reminds me ... now that actual ksh comes with an open source license:
> what are the chances of its ever being promoted from a 'package' and used in
> the system in place of the pdksh clone that is currently installed as /bin/ksh?
> Real ksh is *very* good these days, but it's frustrating that you kind of
> don't dare writing ksh scripts that include l11n or date/time computations
> or formatted output or long options or doc generation or loadable extensions
> or any of the other things ksh does, because you always have to consider your
> script running on a system where something else is installed as /bin/ksh that
> isn't.

Hmmm.. Maybe that's a solution to bin/26493 and friends..