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Re: bug in sh, probably, with test case

On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 02:17:19PM -0500, Richard Hansen wrote:
> On 2012-12-21 05:21, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> >On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 10:41:17PM -0500, Richard Hansen wrote:
> >>On 2012-12-20 18:31, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> >>>On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 06:30:18PM -0500, Richard Hansen wrote:
> >>>>What are your thoughts about adopting DASH (the Debian Almquist
> >>>>Shell)?
> >>>
> >>>It is black listed for pkgsrc.
> >>
> >>What does that mean?  Does it have to do with this snippet of code
> >>in pkgsrc/bootstrap/bootstrap?
> >
> >It breaks existing shell scripts and not even those in pkgsrc itself.
> I'd argue that the shell scripts themselves are broken. :)
> DASH is merely conforming to the POSIX standard, as it should.

Around here, we don't necessarily believe that everything POSIX standardizes
is what we should do.

It doesn't take a lot of looking at recent work by the POSIX group to see
good examples of why -- not that I'm necessarily saying this is one such.


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