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Re: bash exorcism experiment ('bug' 762923 & 763012)

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> writes:
> On Fri, 03 Oct 2014, Russell Stuart wrote:

>> You've got me to look at posh.  Thanks for that.

>> So we do have a shell that developers can use to test their scripts
>> match Debian policy.

> "posh" is useful to test if a script restricts itself to POSIX features.

> Debian policy mandates that /bin/sh implement a _superset_ of POSIX,
> which is out of scope for "posh".

The "p" in posh stands for "Policy," not POSIX.  See the package

I think it would be really cool to do some sort of continuous integration
testing on a system with posh as /bin/sh.  We don't have a particularly
great story around integration testing right now, but even with what we've
got it might still be interesting.  Of course, that relies on maintainers
caring, which is often the hard part.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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