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Re: [PATCH] Issue #2237: Order of parameters in test scripts.

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-04-08 13:14:47 CEST

Madan U Sreenivasan wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 17:22, Julian Foad wrote:
>> Madan US wrote:
>> [...]
>>> + [ Please make sure that the environment variable POSIXLY_CORRECT,
>>> + is unset before executing the tests. ]
>>> +
>> [...]
>> e.g. "Note: the processing of option arguments is less
>> flexible if the environment variable "POSIXLY_CORRECT" is set."
> I agree with your point. But would like to rephrase this...( "less
> flexible" : this is very subjective...) I will resend a patch to this
> effect.

Please, do not.

We do not and should not document the POSIXLY_CORRECT environment variable.

It is a generic setting, affecting every GNU-ish implemenation of getopt in
any program, as well as many other things besides.

Would you really want every single program that could run other programs to
redocument PATH ? This is the same situation.


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