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

On Sat, Oct 04, 2014 at 11:19:42AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Jakub Wilk <jwilk@debian.org> writes:
> > * Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>, 2014-10-04, 09:43:
> >> If we were to decide that #309415 should be fixed in policy (and hence
> >> posh), then it should be done by requiring support for the obsolescent
> >> XSI extensions test -a and test -o.
> > It's already fixed:
> > * ‘test’, if implemented as a shell built-in, must support ‘-a’ and ‘-o’
> > as binary logical operators.
> Yeah, that's been there for a while.  They were too widely used, so
> although they're really confusing, we decided not to pick that fight.

Oh right, I should have checked. :-)  While I don't especially like it
as a technical decision, I can certainly respect the trade-off of
technical excellence vs. practical effort required.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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