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Re: svn-changes-dump

From: Vyacheslav Iutin <iutin_at_whirix.com>
Date: 2007-02-09 12:01:39 CET


Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Vyacheslav Iutin]
>>> Ahh, much better syntax - I thought about suggesting this before,
>>> but I wasn't sure if it was common to all POSIX shells. But it is,
>>> I just checked.
>> Peter, how did you check it for POSIX compatibility?
> I have several POSIX shells installed on my local system so that I can
> check things like this. Specifically I ran it in 'posh', a minimal
> POSIX shell, and 'dash', a variant of the NetBSD system shell which is
> also fairly minimalist. Sometimes I test more complicated constructs
> on a wider variety of shells: dash, posh, bash, zsh, sash, pdksh (which
> is similar to ksh88), ksh93, and the busybox shell. All of these are
> provided by Debian so they're easy to install. Actually I rarely
> bother to test busybox.

thank you for clarification.

> Concerning `` and $(): that was just a matter of personal preference,
> there is nothing wrong with using ``, I just wanted to mention that I
> think $() is easier to read and use.

However you found a number of real defects in the script. It is good
reason to make something due to your preferences. :)

Do you think the util could be useful for people?

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Received on Fri Feb 9 11:58:15 2007

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