scripting

Bennett Todd bet at rahul.net
Tue Jul 13 14:48:10 PDT 2004


2004-07-13T21:40:33 Bennett Todd:
> Thanks for the POSIX shell ptrs and tips.

Just gave 'em a quick read, and what I came away with is that the
(( ... )) and [[ ... ]] stuff that ksh "added" doesn't have portably
guaranteed behavior; sounds like the subset of sh I'm working in is
awfully close to exactly the portable intersection of what standards
mandate and real shells simplement.

And I've been told folks where I work have been rassling with
compatibility problems between older and newer ksh's (they didn't
avoid shell-specific features).

-Bennett
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