Python surpasses Perl in popularity?

Stephane CHAZELAS stephane_chazelas at
Mon Dec 1 07:36:16 CET 2008

2008-12-1, 01:10(+01), Sven Mascheck:
> In Stephane CHAZELAS wrote:
>> The Bourne shell, as can still be found on some systems either in some
>> non-standard place (/bin on Solaris, /usr/old/bin on HPUX) or named
>> differently [...]
> What do you mean with "non-standard place" here?

It's true it was vague and misleading,

/bin is not the standard place to look for "sh" as far as the
"POSIX" standard is concerned. That doesn't mean that standard
commands (POSIX or not) cannot be found in /bin. But /bin/sh has
been made a non-standard place for "sh". It's the "legacy"
place. Those commands that have not undergone non-backward
compatible changes with POSIX can still be found in /bin, the
others are to be found in /usr/xpg<x>/bin (for the standard


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