On Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:33:12 +0100
Peter Duffy <peter@???> wrote:
> My main feeling was one of frustration: bash's new features were
> introduced as an improvement, not as a deliberate violation of
> standards. Ubuntu/Debian's defaulting to dash just seemed like an act
> of puritanism.
I wouldn't call it puritanism. Bash is a wonderful interactive shell: I
would never want to be without it. But it's huge, a little slower to
load, and it has a lot of nooks and crannies for bugs to hide. Dash is
meant to be a programming language, loads faster, and is less likely to
have bugs. My preference is to use the best interactive shell for
interacting, and the best programming shell for programs.