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Re: Bash vs. sh

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Bash vs. sh
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 12:28:23 +0200

"Joel E. Denny" <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Apr 2008, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> > I was hoping for something more formal: all developers commit their
>> > bootstrap-inner.m4sh changes to gnulib instead of to their own projects.
>> That's already the idea, using gnulib's bootstrap.
> Ok, thanks.  I wasn't aware.
>> > Writing bootstrap to download bootstrap-inner.m4sh automatically might
>> > help encourage this practice.  Then I don't have to hunt through the logs
>> > of several other projects in order to avoid reinventing bootstrapping
>> > fixes.
> If the above approach is too restrictive, maybe gnulib's bootstrap script
> could at least contain a comment explaining that it should be kept in sync
> with gnulib.  That might help out sheltered little developers like me.  :)

Good idea.

I was going to suggest this:

  Send a properly git-attributed patch (i.e., trivial for me to
  apply with "git am your-patch" -- see coreutils' HACKING for details)
  and I'll apply it.

but then realized that Eric might be revamping the whole thing.

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