add sh/bash to pain list
Posted Feb 22, 2007 3:36 UTC (Thu) by b7j0c
In reply to: add sh/bash to pain list
Parent article: The Road to KDE 4: CMake, a New Build System for KDE (KDE.News)
> A newly started python process uses over 1.6M of unshared memory. So if you
> are like me, having a couple dozen terminal windows open at once, using a
> python-based shell would mean quite a bit of memory wasted
but is it wasted? when i hear "wasted" or "bloat", i ascribe it to resources consumed that do not provide a benefit. a python or perl enabled shell does indeed provide real benefits to users. at least in the case of perl (using a shell like zoidberg), you now have the entirety of CPAN available for interactive use, well integrated with shell variables you set. this isn't a waste.
and even if you have twenty shells open, thats under 40MB. i can't speak for you but i have 2gb on my desktop, why not use it?
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