shells and posix compliance [was Re: Switching /bin/sh to dash without dash essential]
[not replying off-list because that seems counterproductive and arrogant]
On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 03:49:15PM +0000, brian m. carlson wrote:
> Actually, if it's invoked as /bin/sh, it is supposed to be
> Bourne-compatible. That's my experience with the current version:
Not much effort is put into strict POSIX compliance, though people
certainly do complain about it.
> I don't know what other versions do. I'm working on finding bugs with
> zsh as /bin/sh; see #510358. If anyone knows about a good /bin/sh
> (POSIX, XSI, or Debian) testsuite, please let me know off-list.
I'd certainly welcome improvements to the posh testsuite to that end.
Run the harness with category 'debian' or 'posix' depending on which
"standard" you're going for.