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Re: [PATCH] Internationalization tests: prefer `test ! -r' over `test !

From: Ralf Corsepius
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Internationalization tests: prefer `test ! -r' over `test ! -f'
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2010 03:30:58 +0200
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 On 09/06/2010 07:51 PM, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
Hello Ralf,

* Ralf Corsepius wrote on Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 07:49:04PM CEST:
On 09/06/2010 05:18 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
This is mostly a cosmetic/consistency patch.  I hope you'll find it
worth applying nonetheless.
Internationalization tests: prefer `test ! -r' over `test ! -f'
test -r is non-portable.

Very old shells do not support it.
Do you have an example system?

I still have access to its man-pages, which don't mention "test -e".

   The Autoconf manual doesn't bother to
document this, which makes me think that only museum systems would be
Quite likely.
   We've been using it for a long time inside both Autoconf and
I vaguely recall somebody having wanted to use "test -e" in autoconf in the 2.13->2.49-era and him having triggered issues related to it. May be times have changed enough to furtheron ignore the number of such remaining fossil systems?


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