On Wed, Dec 13, 2000 at 07:46:22PM +1100, Herbert Xu wrote: > There's something wrong with your mail setup. I never got that message. > Not that it makes any difference to my decision though. Things in messages to control that aren't commands to the BTS don't get CC'ed. I didn't see your little screed until I examined the BTS, either. > > Herbert says: > > > > > I do not see anything in the standards that requires this text to be parsed > > > in the way you intend it to be. Thus for your script to be > > > POSIX-compliant, you must insert at least one white space between $( and ( > > > to disambiguate it. > > > > Herbert does not quote the standards in question, so it is difficult for me > > to evaluate his assertions. Bash does the right thing with the cited > > Here is what the SuS says (AFAIK POSIX says the same thing): How about finding out for sure? > I disagree. Since this behaviour is legal and IMHO the only sensible one, Given past experience in this Project, your opinion has frequently been shown to be anything but sensible. Introducing epochs on kernel versions because you were too shortsighted to give the pre-releases proper version numbers in the first place, for instance, and then asserting that the Packaging Manual has no force as Policy even as the policy-relevant portions of it were being adopted as official Policy in order to defend your user-unfriendly and gratuitous introduction of epochs is just one example. > I think that if you looked at my archived bugs, you would find that the > most of the wishlist bugs have been fixed. Yes, either closed because you disagreed with the submitter and proceeded to do nothing else about it, or fixed and the changes never submitted upstream. > My opinion is that since the bug was a result of an undefined expression You have failed to cite the appropriate source for this assertion. The issue is POSIX sh, not SuS sh. Please direct further replies to the Technical Committee; I am not interested in hearing further self-serving justifications from you, and I'm happy to await the technical committee's ruling. -- G. Branden Robinson | "There is no gravity in space." Debian GNU/Linux | "Then how could astronauts walk around firstname.lastname@example.org | on the Moon?" http://deadbeast.net/~branden/ | "Because they were wearing heavy boots."
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