DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-12
Re: bash me, if you like
On 12/09/2003-08:57PM, evs wrote:
> I don't want to start a jihad here but, imho DragonFly should switch
> to bash as the default shell.
> I know csh ( and consequently its descendents tcsh & zsh ) is
> Berkeley's baby but,
And as a result has a nicer license.
> bash can do everything csh can do
And zsh can do anything that bash can do. So. I use zsh personally
but have no desire for it to be a default. I'd like to see the
base system get smaller not larger.
> and its betterfor shell programming.
Matter of opinion.
> 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.
They don't have to learn a new shell. They are more than welcome
to install bash, ksh, zsh, or whatever other shell they want.
> Bash has won,
Based on what? Number of users? If that is the measure cmd.exe
has won. Even command.com might still have bash beat based on
number of installs.
> and it's only a matter of time before csh goes the way
> of the dodo.
I wouldn't stay awake waiting if I were you :)