Re: [dev] several questions

From: stephen Turner <>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:45:00 -0400

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 3:02 AM, Ivan Tham <> wrote:
> Hi, Stephen.
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 04:32:18PM -0400, stephen Turner wrote:
>> Bash and Make, I'm looking for compatible replacements for these. As i
>> currently understand it bash at the least is expected to compile the linux
>> kernel. Is there any suitable projects that you may have seen around the
>> net or considered a bash rewrite? I see you recommend mksh and dash but
>> neither have bashisms that some projects seem to expect.
> For me, I think bach it very much bloated. I would definitely agree that
> mksh or dash is a lot better. Well about rc, I wouldn't recommend that
> since it's a total different syntax compared to POSIX shell, although
> posix shell definitely have some weaknesses, it's still more portable.

I wouldn't mind using dash or similar but the kernel dependency for
bash is holding me back from removing bash entirely. Its not just the
kernel I'm sure but thats one that comes to mind.

> And about make, I would recommend make, I didn't check the source code
> for both make and mk but I did some benchmark back then, make is still
> the fastest build system that I have tested and it have a clean but
> weird syntax. But just beware of autotools and autoconf.
>> I love the site and the list of tools you have found to "suck less"
>> looking
>> great!
> Nice, hope you could help us out starting with some of the project
> ideas.

I don't know C but if i find anything worth contributing i certainly will.

> --
> Do what you like, like what you do. -- Pickfire
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