Subject: Re: ksh bugs and behaviour questions
To: Matthias Buelow <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/25/2003 16:58:46
Matthias Buelow said:

>I'm relying heavily on a ~11MHz VAXstation running NetBSD (mostly for 
>mail, but with a bit more than 4 megs RAM, of course) so I think I know 
>what I'm talking about... both sh and ksh scripts are very slow on that 
>machine, but everything is, no matter if some micro-optimizations are 
>applied, or not.  Maybe they'll run a tiny fraction faster but it'll 
>still be slow as hell, and it'll not matter at all in the "grand scheme".

Yup, same thing goes for a Sun 3/50 at 15Mhz. Slow as hell.

Rick Kelly