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Re: [PATCH ?] gnu: Add dash.

From: ng0
Subject: Re: [PATCH ?] gnu: Add dash.
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:44:27 +0000

Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi!
> Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <address@hidden> skribis:
>> * gnu/packages/dash.shm: New file.
>> ---
>> Guix!
>> IMO this belongs in a (new) shell.scm with fish, tcsh and zsh.
>> Maybe bash, too. On the other hand:
>> Certain shells might have an 'ecosystem' of 'packages', such as
>> bash-completion in bash.scm, that might justify leaving them in
>> their own file. I'm thinking specifically of zsh here.
>> I'd suggest merging them all and splitting out if and when needed,
>> but prefer to ask the wisdom of the list before doing that tedious
>> deed.
> I would keep Bash separate, but I agree it’s a good idea to merge the
> other ones in one module.
> If you want, you could do that and then add Dash to that file?
> [...]
>> +    (home-page "";)
>> +    (synopsis "POSIX-compliant shell optimised for size")
>> +    (description
>> +     "dash is a POSIX-compliant @command{/bin/sh} implementation that aims 
>> to be
>> +as small as possible, often without sacrificing speed.  It is significantly
>> +faster than the GNU Bourne-Again Shell (@command{bash}) at most tasks.  
>> dash is
>> +a direct descendant of NetBSD's Almquist Shell (@command{ash}).")
>> +    (license (list bsd-3
>> +                   gpl2+))))    ; mksignames.c
> I’d tend to remove “significantly” :-), but otherwise LGTM, thanks!

I second this. Significantly faster is subjectiv as long as we do not
provide some side by side benchmark results etc.

> Ludo’.

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