On Sun, Sep 02, 2018 at 11:17:20PM +0800, Shengjing Zhu wrote:
> The actual reason is that I can't afford time to argue with other
> developers. When I ask on debian-devel list, at least someone is
> object to this[1]. I'd to admit that I'm not good at argument. The
> simple solution I see is to put notes in the debian package.
> [1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=906250

Actually, there can be a compromised plan: implement the chainloading
functionalities in Scheme, and the execlineb interpreter as well as the
commands like `if' and `background' would no longer be necessary [1].
This plan still requires the presence of commands like `cd' and `wait'
$PATH, but the number of commands which the Debian people consider
"confusing" is greatly reduced.  (Disclaimer: this is my own suggestion,
and will probably not be endorsed by Laurent.)

[1] <https://skarnet.org/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?1:mss:1169:ofjhkbhmamlaffmabhko>.

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