Oh... My... God...
This paper is giving me nightmares.
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I agree that we shouldn't replace the shell, but now I'm just thinking of all the "improvements" people would come up with.

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U2: Performance doesn’t scale. While shell scripts have
acceptable performance in a single-core setting, they’re not
tuned for multicore machines and clusters of nodes

In the past there were quite a lot of parallel shell tools, they are still available if you look for them.

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