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Re: RFC: use readable $(cmd) syntax instead of unreadable `cmd`

On Feb 09, Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net> wrote:

> I have reported bugs against backtick and suggested to change to use
> the more readable alternative. The result was surprising. To quote
> one message (bug closed reasoning):
>      "If your development environment cannot display ` differently than ' ,
>      you need to get a new one."
Reasonable answer.

> I'm askinf if it is ok to to reopen such bugs based of better QA
> aspects. Possibly by providing patches if the maintainer is busy
> elsewhere to handle such a "minor issue" from his perspective.
No, it's not. Even if a patch is provided, handling a bug is a time
consuming activity (*horribly* time consuming if the patch is for
upstream code).
If you really think this crusade is worth being pursued then I suggest
you just mail patches to Debian maintainers for original scripts and to
the upstream maintainers for the rest.


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