Re: A fix for the F3 /var/log bug... / POSIX and '##'

On Sun, Jun 01, 2003 at 02:10:53AM -0400, Alfie Costa wrote:
> but why would BSD & Debian bluff about POSIX?
because nobody bothered to update it? not that this would happen very
seldom with OSS ...

> Eureka, [...]
> That shell has the '##'.  Therefore either Debian, BSD and HP are all 
> wrong about what's POSIX, or else '##' must be POSIX.
that's wrong reasoning. the claim that a shell is posix-compliant does
not imply that it does not contain non-posix extensions.

> So it seems that most 'mc' platforms (AIX, Linux, HP-UX), use POSIX
> shells, except SunOS.
i have doubts about this. every system today has a posix shell. but not
necessarily /bin/sh. the reasoning is to keep scripts from the stone age
(that rely on behaviour that contradicts posix) working.


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