Subject: Re: make -j and failure modes
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 12/11/2003 03:25:47
>> you either make "(false)" behave differently from "false" (POSIX
>> behaviour, exemplified by Bash)
> Yes, and I have no problem with that one - one assumes that if the ()
> are added, that's done for a reason.
Yes, but not necessarily for _that_ reason. I've actually been annoyed
by this: I've had to add () so that something (usually I/O redirection)
can affect a number of commands, but have had the "push it into a
subshell" semantics () produces get in the way.
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