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Re: [opensuse-factory] Can we assume that /bin/sh is bash?
  • From: Joerg Schilling <Joerg.Schilling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:26:08 +0100
  • Message-id: <5c62ad50.XWm1EXa/>
"Dr. Werner Fink" <werner@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Hmmm ... AFAICR ksh93 was huge collection of bugs causing a lot of bugzilla
entries (tagged 56 bugs). I can remember the problems the $(cmd) had caused
whereas the old `cmd` code had worked flawless. I had spent a lot of time to
hunt bugs in the multibyte code as well. One bug was memory allocing code in
the signal handling. During maintaining systemd I had no time anymore to hunt
further bugs down hence the new maintainer for ksh93/libast.
From my point of view I prefere a stable shell with maintainable code more
a exterm fast shell with bugs and interwoven bad documented code.

Such problems did not exist on Solaris and a non-portable ksh93 kills it.

The main advantage from ksh93 was is portability as long as David Korn was the

I don't like the current version of ksh93 even though it fixed a few bugs.


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