[PC-BSD Dev] RFC: Choice of a Less Error-Prone Scripting Language for Configuration Scripts + Standard Data Format

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Fri Mar 8 06:51:38 PST 2013

On 08/03/2013 14:21, Josh Paetzel wrote:
> One of the primary reasons the installer is in shell is it's included in the FreeBSD base system to do automated installs.
> To be in the base system of FreeBSD you have two viable choices. Shell or C.
> There are parts of pc-sysinstall that could be written in C.  You'd have access to libgeom instead of parsing userland output.

According to rumours it may be removed from FreeBSD in 10.0, so that 
reason will go away.

Bruce Cran

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