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Re: RFH: bashisms in configure script

On 2010-05-26 00:18:23 +0200, David Weinehall wrote:
> You're getting things the wrong way around.  The version of dash that
> will be put in experimental will be the correct one, the one in unstable
> will be the crippled one.  The reason things fails isn't because of
> dash, but because of sloppy programming on behalf of people that still
> believe that bash is the say all and end all when it comes to shell
> scripts.

The problem is not programmers, but the system. It is well-known that
programmers make mistakes (FYI, == also comes from C/csh so that it is
easy to be wrong), and testing allows one to discover such mistakes.
But for that, one needs a POSIX-compliant /bin/sh with no extensions.

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