Should we imitate GNU test's insanity?
utisoft at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 07:44:41 UTC 2011
On 10 February 2011 00:00, David Schultz <das at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 09, 2011, Xin LI wrote:
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>> On 02/09/11 12:46, Chris Rees wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> > I've found so many cases of autoconf failing when porting Linux apps
>> > over, for example scilab and musicpd due to the happiness of GNU test
>> > to accept a == b rather than a = b.
>> > Rather than making a bug report that'll be brushed off (as my bug
>> > report for GNU find was), would it be unthinkable for me to make a
>> > patch for our test to make == acceptable, to stop some wasted porters'
>> > time?
>> I don't think == is unacceptable extension to the POSIX standard based
>> on my reading. If there is no objection I'll commit the attached patch
>> on Friday.
> I agree; unobtrusive extensions that improve compatibility are welcome.
Wow, that was quick. Thanks!
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