lhh at redhat.com
Fri Aug 17 16:06:33 UTC 2007
On Wed, Aug 15, 2007 at 06:43:18AM -0700, Lombard, David N wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 11:48:19AM -0400, Lon Hohberger wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 05:54:41PM +0300, Janne Peltonen wrote:
> > Yeah, it does hit a lot of subshells. Awks, seds, and the like. Some
> > pattern substitution and matching can be done in pure bash.
> Perhaps a *lot* more than you likely think...
> Sadly, this is the common case. Probably 99.99% of all shell scripts
> that I see are still Bourne scripts or very close to it. The bash shell
> is SO MUCH more powerful than Bourne, but it gets used in such a clumsy
> and trivial manner that wastes far too many processes and far too many
> And yes, I have submitted patches when the abuse was truly egregious,
> but such updates are universally ignored as there is no actual error to
> point to.
Did you have any for this in particular?
Lon Hohberger - Software Engineer - Red Hat, Inc.
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