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Re: systems requiring exit?

From: Matthew Woehlke
Subject: Re: systems requiring exit?
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 15:58:33 -0600
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Howard Chu wrote:
Paul Eggert wrote:
"Ilya N. Golubev" <address@hidden> writes:
Have no systems with broken `return' at hand,

That's the fundamental problem.  These systems are _ancient_ -- they
all predate C89 -- and they are so old that nobody uses them any more.

As I recall when porting a number of packages to OS/390 and z/OS, all of configure's conftests failed using "return" (SEGV) and I had to change them all to "exit"...

Hmm, mainframes? I want to say VMS also uses 'return 1' for success (or maybe it even needs exit; I'm not the one that has to deal with our VMS systems). But as I recall VMS doesn't have a POSIX shell either. Is there any VMS support that anyone is worried about?

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