svn commit: r220250 - in stable/8: bin/test tools/regression/bin/test

Xin LI delphij at
Sat Apr 2 07:56:15 UTC 2011

2011/4/1 Alexey Dokuchaev <danfe at>:
> On Fri, Apr 01, 2011 at 06:23:44PM +0000, Xin LI wrote:
>>   Accept == as an alias of = which is a popular GNU extension.
>>   This is intentionally undocumented for now since it's not part
>>   of any standard.
> I thought general consensus that this change should never be part of
> FreeBSD, not just being undocumented (which, as we all know, is bad
> practice pe se).

This have been discussed in -standards@ and have been settled for more
than 1 month, there were two developers asked me after the commit but
nobody asked for a revert (so far), so I don't think it's general
consensus that this change should not be part of FreeBSD.  Being
undocumented means we do not encourage its use.

I think there is good reason to add this extension for compatibility
reasons, plus it does not break anything.

So did I missed some discussion about why it's a bad move?

Xin LI <delphij at>

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