Re: [PATCH] latest ash has broken 'echo' command
On Mon, Oct 25, 1999 at 10:14:24AM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> * -n, -e, escape codes are forbidden by the current POSIX standard in
> * We can either fix all our scripts wrt POSIX or we can change the policy to
> include an exception for echo. Or we can get rid of POSIX compliance
"Widespread use in user community and in Linux kernel" trumps "POSIX
standard and debian policy which has never been implemented in debian".
I have no objection to someone going out and changing the linux kernel
and asking the entire linux community to change. And if that's going
to happen at some point done I have no objection to leaving the debian
policy alone. I don't consider that a personal priority though.
Until that's done, I do not think it's at all reasonable to remove
echo -n support from debian's ash.