smj wrote:folks coming from Linuxdom and picking up the SGI/IRIX habit will look around for bash pretty quickly. Might as well make it easier for them to indulge their new addiction, rather than creating an obstacle that prevents anybody from joining the club.
hehe yes sure. although not having a specific shell might not keep them away completely. after all people who come from linux to unix/risc do that because they want something different i'd think.
there's not much sense in sticking to bash and gcc on every platform. makes it rather pointless