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Re: /etc/shells management



On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 12:32:32PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> wrote:
> > 
> > I do continue to think that:
> > 
> > if [ -n "$var" ]
> > 
> > is more readable than
> > 
> > if [ "${var+set}" = "set" ]
> 
> These two constructs will yield different results when var is set but
> empty.

I wasn't saying that they were identical.  I read the "Parameter
Expansion" section of the ash(1) manpage all the time.

I was saying that the latter is less readable.  Meaning it looks more
like Perl.  Meaning it's more of an abomination in my eyes.  :-P

-- 
G. Branden Robinson                |     You could wire up a dead rat to a
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     DIMM socket and the PC BIOS memory
branden@debian.org                 |     test would pass it just fine.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- Ethan Benson

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