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From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: AS_EXIT
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 11:07:18 -0500 (EST)

Hello, Akim!

> But it's a wide belief that there are shells where `true' is not a
> builtin, hence the preference for `:'.  I have no evidence this is
> true.

"true" is not a builtin in bash-1.x
RedHat still insists on using bash-1.14.7 as /bin/sh
So not using "true" means at least some performance gain.

I just tried to run the testsuite without true - it doesn't work.
I'll fix it - there are just few places where it's used.

Pavel Roskin

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