Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Wed Feb 13 15:03:25 PST 2008

On Wed, 13 Feb 2008 22:43:34 +0100
"Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode at> wrote:

> Bill Hacker wrote:
> >>> After all, if use of find or xargs accomplishes the task w/o ill 
> >>> effects on memory, then what prevents creation of a compiled utility 
> >>> that has that same sort of 'flavor' of approach  - just hard-wired 
> >>> from the get-go?
> >>     It would have to be a shell builtin
> > An assumption based on legacy.
> rm() {

. ...

	Sweet, it never occurred to me that a shell function would do to
bypass the exec limit - and I was thinking that some sort of plugin
mechanism to extend shell builtins would come in handy forgetting that
there already was one.

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