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Re: mksh import
,--- You/der (Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:26:39 -0500 (EST)) ----*
| > Let me try to offer you a user's perspective.
| > And, any day of the week, I could say, "Thank God, Bash exists!.."
| What does that have to do with what goes into base?
Did I try to suggest that? I was replying to your comment on the
,--- You/der Mouse (Fri, 31 Dec 2010 19:43:26 -0500 (EST)) ----*
| > I think that it would be good to have at least one modern shell in
| > our base, [...]
| What meaning of "modern" are you using here?
| Lots of people use "modern" this way, but I've seen almost as many
| meanings as I have people using it, so I no longer trust myself to
| understand what anyone using it actually means.
| There are tons of tools I have and use (and mostly wrote) which lead me
| to say similar things[%]. But I'm not trying to get any of them into
| base; I draw a distinction between "this is useful to me" and "this is
| worth imposing on every install of NetBSD, including ones not involving
| humans indirecting with it directly". I'm not even sure I think base's
| sh should have line editing support, though the benefit to humans doing
| broken-system repair may be worth it.
I don't have an opinion about what should go into NetBSD base :-)
But is sucks to use /bin/sh on the command line on any platform, IMHO.
| I've tried to use bare NetBSD, ie, without at least a handful of the
| most useful of those tools. It's...painful. I'm quite crippled until
| I get a reasonable subset of them in place.
| Does that mean I think any of them belong in base? No. A few of them
| might, but utility to me is not the touchstone.
Not disagreeing with you -- always a pleasure to read your opinions.
-- Alex -- alex-goncharov%comcast.net@localhost --
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