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Re: bash me, if you like

From: Craig Dooley <cd5697@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 16:11:24 -0500

zsh is based on ksh, and is quite nice.  I personally have no problem
installing other shells through ports, but I also never use csh/tcsh.  I
think this might be a moot point though since the new packaging system
should house everything eventually I think.


On Tue, Dec 09, 2003 at 08:57:17PM +0000, 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, 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
> possible.

Craig Dooley                                            craig@xxxxxxxxxx

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