On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 04:20:48PM -0700, Warner Losh wrote:
> First off, we do still have a significant part of the user base that
> is using older, slower machines.  Many of them run embedded systems,
> some of which use apply(1).  I have a big problem with this argument
> since it is doesn't understand the wide range of environments that
> FreeBSD runs in and runs very well in.

I know we do, but I (as you say in the your next paragraph) was trying
to point out that the extra checking wasn't likely to slow things down
much, and I think it's worth the extra cycles.

Please don't get me wrong; if I thought it was gratuitous, I wouldn't
have done that in the first place.

> I'm still not sure about the shell environment actually buying
> anything, but I could see how it might help.

I'm not understanding what you're saying here.


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