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Re: [PATCH] latest ash has broken 'echo' command



* Michael Stone said:
> On Fri, Oct 22, 1999 at 09:19:41AM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> > The thing is even POSIX allows this behaviour if I read Sven's message
> > correctly.  The options are strictly implementation defined, so that means
> > you cannot rely on them in a portable script.
> 
> What's your point? Who cares if people can rely on them for a portable
> script--they just want the behavior they had last week. We're building a
> distribution, not an ivory tower.
Exactly. I don't give a damn whether my script will work on Solaris, Ultrix,
Someix - I want it to work on a GNU system. It did, it doesn't now.

marek
  

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