Re: pdksh -> posixness?
- To: Will Lowe <harpo@UDel.Edu>, Chris Ulrich <email@example.com>
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- Subject: Re: pdksh -> posixness?
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- Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 15:17:58 -0400
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Will Lowe <harpo@UDel.Edu> wrote:
> In the interest of going small, fast and posix, is it possible that we
> can strip out all the non-posix stuff from pdksh and release it
> specifically as posixsh, which would install itself as /bin/sh and which
> we could then test for posix compliance?
I don't think we should plan as if we're going to only have one
posix shell. And I like this idea of using update-alternatives
to select /bin/sh
Finally, could someone spell out for me what about ash is non-posix?
The posix documentation isn't freely available, or I'd look it up
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