[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: dash-0.5.9.1-1

Steven Penny svnpenn@gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 00:51:00 GMT 2017


On Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:12:47, Duncan Roe wrote:
> "we" being you and who else?
> /bin/sh has been bash for a long time and I would prefer it stays that way.

“That’s the way it’s always been done” is not a good reason to keep doing
something. /bin/sh has been defined for 20 years, and it is not Bash:

http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/7908799/xcu/sh.html

If you want to write a Bash script, you should be using #!/bin/bash, not
#!/bin/sh. If we are to continue using Bash, it should be for a good reason,
like the one Eric presented, not just because you want to save 2 characters on
your shebang line.

On Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:43:30, Eric Blake wrote:
> But we are severely limited in volunteer manpower compared to Debian,
> and I suspect that 1) there won't be enough testers (we won't know the
> real impact until it is no longer experimental, but that is too late),
> and 2) even if testers are diligent, we will be unable to patch all the
> fallout in any sort of timely manner.


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