[klibc] Maintaining dash (Re: Development forever)

Oleg Verych olecom at flower.upol.cz
Wed Sep 12 04:14:47 PDT 2007

On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 09:40:11AM +0200, maximilian attems wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 08:02:58AM +0200, Oleg Verych wrote:
> > Maintenance argument is, that you are not working with native dash debian
> > package, e.g. maintainer, BTS. That means all that "fork/re-do" crap.
> > You've even convinced Peter to do that.
> just for record it was Xu who pushed for merge of dash in klibc.
> afair it had also an size argument.

There's no such change in ordinary dash (debian package), though. Anyway,
I apologize for incorrect blaming.

That select (bottom of commit) can be a shell built-in with much more
flexibility in the klibc dash scripts, or any dash scripts, if that matter.
Introducing not compatible changes to bashizsm (bash have only seconds as
timeout) is rather bad decision.

Size, i hope you've saw functionality of my proposition; note 777 bytes
of not crypric script. I'd like to know what size of C will bring that
flexibility. The size win can be more, if all external commands will be
built-in in dash, there's interface of that (where e.g. `test` and
`printf` are connected). I don't know if there are any users of them,
except, maybe, system() in perl. :)

> over and out.
> -- 
> maks

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