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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy

On Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 08:03:54PM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> 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,

I admit belonging to the group of some people here.

> and failed
> miserably.

And you belong to the group of people that caused it to fail...

> Before this there was a widely agree definition of what
> /bin/sh needs to support and almost no bugs related to this.

Regards: David
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