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Re: dash bug which is affecting release goal

On Sun, 2008-02-10 at 11:26 -0800, Mike Bird wrote:
> On Sun February 10 2008 10:16:44 Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> > Shells can override commands, but only if they don't play games with the
> > syntax.
> Agreed. Within the Debian world, dash has redefined test rather
> than building in test.  Therefore, within the Debian world, dash
> is not Posix compliant.  Within the Debian world, this is a dash
> bug.  Possible solutions include Debian-specific patches to either
> make dash's test compatible or to disable dash's incompatible test.

Or to follow Colin's suggestion from the policy discussion a few years
ago, and grant a special exception, carefully crafted, for particular
shell builtins.  I have no objection to that solution.


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