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Re: [PATCH] latest ash has broken 'echo' command

* Daniel Quinlan said:

> > Cc'ed to the LSB spec list. Briefly, the Debian ash package recently
> > changed it's implementation of echo to not support -e and -n behaviour
> > in order to match the Single Unix Specification description of echo.
> > (See http://www.UNIX-systems.org/single_unix_specification_v2/xcu/echo.html)
> This seems like a dumb idea based on a dumb part of the SUS.  Perhaps it
> is a good idea to encourage use of printf, but breaking echo is not the
> right way to get there.
I don't see any reason to follow any other standard right now. POSIX is
everywhere in GNU, and Debian *is* GNU. Also, POSIX - as imperfect as it
might be in some places - is a well established standard, and a damned good
one, IMHO.
> > course, probably every distribution is too, since sh-utils and bash
> > have non-compliant echo's, but anyway.
> Technically speaking, Debian can't be non-LSB compliant since we have
> released neither a complete specification nor LSB 1.0.
Good point :))). Relying completely on a standard that's in a state of flux
is not a good thing.


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