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Re: bash me, if you like

From: Jeremy Messenger <mezz7@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 15:27:32 -0600

On Tue, 09 Dec 2003 16:11:24 -0500, Craig Dooley wrote:

> 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.

Ahh, good point. I keep forget about the new packaging system that is
supposed to give the more flexible.


> -Craig
> 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.

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