Re: [dwm] problem with dmenu3.1

From: Sander van Dijk <>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 19:57:45 +0200

On 5/23/07, Jukka Salmi <> wrote:
> Sander van Dijk --> dwm (2007-05-23 17:53:26 +0200):
> > As for test being a language contruct: is isn't, or at least wasn't
> > originally.
> If that's why you don't want test/[ to be shell builtins you might
> want to remove other builtins like echo, printf, false, true, pwd,
> kill, etc. as well. If executable size really matters this might indeed
> be a good idea, especially for "large" things like printf.

That's how it used to be, and I do believe that represents the
original UNIX spirit (do one thing, and do that right) much better
than the way it is in UNIX-like systems today. To me, conceptual
simplicity is much more important than performance gains through what
I percieve to be "speedhacks". Oppinions do (and probably should)
differ though...

Greetings, Sander.
Received on Wed May 23 2007 - 19:57:47 UTC

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