Dash as default shell

Tom Rivers tom at impact-crater.com
Thu Oct 2 14:48:55 UTC 2014

On 10/2/2014 09:58, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> I didn't address it because it was not really relevant either. The 
> impetus is merely the backstory.

On the contrary, the rationale for your proposed change is very 
relevant.  The reasons for undertaking a project of this magnitude 
should be substantial because there is a substantial amount of work and 
research that must be done to ensure it is a good replacement and is 
implemented properly.  Not only that, but it could potentially impact a 
lot of people in ways that have yet to be thoroughly explored.  Prudence 
dictates an approach that isn't merely opportunistic as your original 
statements suggested.

There's an old saying:  No job is too big for the person that doesn't 
have to do it.  Asking others to undertake a project of this magnitude 
because some people were spooked by Shellshock is hardly a good reason.


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