Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
To: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 07/22/2000 12:59:29
> > well...since you've asked...this is one of my favorite nits.
> > netbsd's sh != solaris's sh != linux's sh.
> > ditto awk.
> > sed seems (in my limited experience) to be pretty much the same all
> > around.
>There is a well-defined set of features you can rely on, defined
>by POSIX. If you program to these, then you're safe.
right. which i thought included things like:
sect[$lim]=main; alt[$lim]="MAIN"; lim=`expr $lim + 1`
sect[$lim]=tv; alt[$lim]="TELEVISION"; lim=`expr $lim + 1`
but solaris's /bin/sh doesn't do that, and neither does netbsd's. the
"well-defined" set of features is blurred by the fact that "everyone
supports it", but everyone also adds their own stuff. it's hard for
me to tell where it starts and ends. :(
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