Dash as default shell
mitr at redhat.com
Mon Oct 6 16:28:30 UTC 2014
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> > At that point switching anything to dash can _only increase_, not reduce,
> > the disk space needed, and is very likely to increase the total page cache
> > usage/requirement as well. Bringing the benefits of supporting dash to…
> > the satisfaction of pedantically using the POSIX /bin/sh path as
> > frequently as possible?
> Also known as portability, compatibility
Upstreams can be interested in cross-distro portability and compatibility. I don’t see much benefit for Fedora and Fedora’s users.
> and transparency.
Perhaps for changing the #! line; adding yet another programming language to the OS would make it more complex and thus _reduce_ transparency.
> Do we
> encourage people to turn compiler warnings off?
No, but most compiler warnings are useful _for increasing quality noticeable to users of Fedora_. A warning about use of a bash construct when we are using bash doesn’t help us help users.
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