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Re: ash "gotcha", other 1.7 upgrade wrinles

On 10/27/2009 01:18 AM, Mark J. Reed wrote:
On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 5:26 PM, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
It is not gratuitous.  'ash' is now 'dash' instead of 'bash'.  Dash is a
more standards compliant shell which is also faster.

Huh? ash was never bash, and ash.exe was part of the dash package last I checked, so I'm confused by the above statement.

Yes, poor wording on my part. I meant 'sh', which I suppose isn't particularly interesting in this thread. In any case, my point to the OP is that the change of 'ash' coming from the 'dash' package was intentional and for a good reason (i.e. to provide a better 'ash' than we've had in the past).

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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
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