DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-12
Re: bash me, if you like
> but, bash can do everything csh can do and its better
> for shell programming. Most new unix users arrive from the Linux camp
> these days so they already know bash and they will be more likely to
> try DragonFly if they don't have ot learn a new shell. Even Apple has
> switched to bash for OS X.
> Bash has won, and it's only a matter of time before csh goes the way
> of the dodo. Since Dragonfly is taking the lead in so many other
> areas, we might as well bite the bullet and do this too, as soon as
i perfectly understand the need for a comfortable bourne shell (one with
auto-completion, and such).
but first of all, afaik, bash is gpl. this is at least ehm.. suboptimal.
second, some/most bsd users are used to the csh.
i found it quite straightforward to move to tcsh, now i even find meself
writing 'foreach i (*) ... end' on linux.
i guess simply including bash in base would solve the problem, as you could
simply set bash as default shell, if you want to. (w/o installing a port)
~ibotty (csh user)