The worst error message in history belongs to... BIND9!
freebsd at celestial.com
Tue Jul 3 16:33:40 UTC 2007
On Tue, Jul 03, 2007, Martin McCormick wrote:
>Paul Chvostek writes:
>> This is actually just the difference between sh and bash. You'll see
>> the latter error if you type `a = 5` in bash in any OS. It just so
>> happens that most Linux distributions don't have a real sh:
> I kind of thought that was the real issue. While
>something like this is maybe slightly annoying at times, the
>differences in, say, arithmetic handling and loops can sometimes
>mean rewriting parts of shell scripts depending on whether it is
>going to run in BSD or Linux.
That's a major argument for doing things in python or perl as
they are consistent across all platforms. While perl has a well
deserved reputation for looking like modem noise, it's certainly
no worse than shell scripts.
Pure /bin/sh is very limited in its constructs compared to other
shells such as ksh, bash, etc.
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