Subject: Re: bashism for ksh
To: None <>
From: James K. Lowden <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/01/2007 23:58:15
Alan Barrett wrote:
> I have a preference for not adding such non-standard extensions in
> a shell, because their mere existence encourages people to write
> nonportable scripts.  This is much less of a consideration for ksh than
> it is for /bin/sh.

I understand your point.  Could not the extension be restricted to
interactive shells and/or when stdout is a terminal?