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Re: bin/53919: please revert changes that make /bin/sh evaluate $ENV non-interactively
The following reply was made to PR bin/53919; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/53919: please revert changes that make /bin/sh evaluate $ENV
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2019 14:46:18 +0000
On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 12:10:01PM +0000, Robert Elz wrote:
> The other, yes, I could suppress the error msgs when an expansion fails,
> though in that case, I think I'd tend to make the result be something
> safe, like "" rather than the original value. I will wait on opinions
> from others before making any changes here though, as I believe that
> some people are of the opinion that errors should always be reported.
I'll stick my oar in here to note that while I'm more or less one of
those, I also think the $ENV behavior is fundamentally flawed and
should never be used; I don't really care if additional hacks
agglomerate around it as long as they don't impede normal operation.
David A. Holland
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