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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy

On Nov 14, Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:

>         So, what features do we settle on?  we can either standardize
>  on, well, a standard: POSIX/SUSv3, -- but there are things we use
>  that come from XSI. I guess we could standardize on SUSv3 +XSI
>  shells. Would still make local illegal:).  The issue here sems to be
>  that we are beginning to see people want to add in various and sundry
>  features which are not pure POSIX just because people have been using
>  it in their scripts.
No, there is no such issue. The issue is that a few people tried to
remove all use of test -a/-e and local from /bin/sh scripts, and failed
miserably. Before this there was a widely agree definition of what
/bin/sh needs to support and almost no bugs related to this.


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