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Re: heads-up: sh changes (perhaps fragility)
from Robert Elz:
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:24:38 +0000
From: "Thomas Mueller" <mueller6725%twc.com@localhost>
| Now I don't know which branch to stay with, lean toward staying with
| current, but may wait until I hear better news about sh.
> There have (so far anyway, after the latest fixes) been no more reports
> about problems with sh. Of course it has only been a few hours.
> I expect that the 2 fixes will be pulled up to netbsd-8 quite quickly,
> after which (until new stuff, rather than bug fixes) starts getting added
> in -current, the two should be the same.
> Pity that 8 missed the LINENO fixes. which will be next feature change
> to appear .. the changes that introduced the bugs came about because a
> rational $(( )) parsing/evaluating method was needed to be able to make
> LINENO expansion in there accurate... Saturday's changes were just a step
> along the way.
| I was taken by surprise at the time of netbsd-7 branch when I thought
| I was building NetBSD 6.99.46 or whatever, and I was updating to 7.99.1.
> That kind of change (and the recent 7.99.75 -> 8.99.1) are really almost
> no-ops, all that changes is the version string (and associated bookkeeping).
I guess I can feel free now to proceed with the update for amd64 and i386.
I am strongly inclined to stay with HEAD because of the prospect of getting earlier bug fixes (such as athn) and improvements.
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