[OpenWrt-Devel] Question regarding call python script

John Crispin blogic at openwrt.org
Fri Mar 11 05:12:44 EST 2016

On 11/03/2016 11:11, Paul Fertser wrote:
> Hey folks,
> Bastian Bittorf <bittorf at bluebottle.com> writes:
>> * John Crispin <blogic at openwrt.org> [11.03.2016 06:27]:
>>> depends on what you want to do. i dont really see anything that cannot
>>> be handled using shell. what exactly do you want to write in python ?
>> also in general i think it's a good idea to have
>> less dependency than more. personally 8-) i want to
>> see perl and awk abandoned...
> As a sidenote, POSIX shell doesn't support associative arrays (which
> were mentioned in this thread), so it's probably worth clarifying
> whether it's ok to require bash >= 4 for OpenWrt build scripts or not.

what exactly do you need them for and can you solve it in a different
way ? ideally we run on as many distros as possible.
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