Re: [dev] [question] Does bash suck?

From: Pickfire <>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:16:56 +0800

On Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 10:03:29AM -0300, Marc Collin wrote:
>Recently a user from suckless told me that bash sucks, but before I
>could ask why he went offline.
>I tried looking at page about software that sucks, but
>couldn't find anything about bash.
>I can imagine why it sucks - no portability! #/bin/sh should be
>enough for everyone. Is that it or is something else to the matter?
>Maybe an entry to suck page could be good to clarify
>things and also warn new users.
>Best wishes.

Yup, bash sucks. Why? It is slow, very slow. If you want an alternative
which is faster, try mksh? Though some part might be different.

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