Re: Bug#33156: debian-policy: Cannot find referenced file in given URL
On Wed, Mar 03, 1999 at 06:10:10PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Hamish Moffatt writes ("Re: Bug#33156: debian-policy: Cannot find referenced file in given URL"):
> > Maintainer scripts should be written in posix or bash; no argument there.
> > However, upstream should be free to use whatever scripting language it
> > wants.
> Is anyone disputing this ?
> The policy in question says:
> csh and tcsh should be avoided as scripting languages. See Csh
> Programming Considered Harmful, one of the comp.unix.* FAQs. It can be
> found on rtfm.mit.edu in PATHNAME. If an upstream package comes with
> csh scripts then you must make sure that they start with #!/bin/csh
> and make your package depend on the c-shell virtual package.
> Is this not accurate ?
Perhaps we can change this to a definate `maintainer scripts should not use
csh', then lintian can be modified to check for this only, rather than
complaining about all csh scripts (even those in /usr/doc/.../examples).
The only non-arguable reason for using csh that I've seen here is that
it's not standard, where bash is. All the rest is a matter of opinion
(including everything in "Csh Programming Considered Harmful").
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