[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: test: -a and -o not portable? Since when?

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: test: -a and -o not portable? Since when?
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 20:27:04 +0000

On 13 March 2011 15:22, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 03/13/2011 07:30 AM, Reuben Thomas wrote:
>> They're specified in POSIX
> They're marked as an obsolescent XSI extension in POSIX.1-2008.

Pity that the POSIX man pages say none of this (but I don't know that
they even mention 2008).

Thanks for the explanation. A one-line explanation such as:

# (syntactically ambiguous in some cases; deprecated by POSIX)

would be nice to see in maint.mk, given that the audience for the
checks there is likely to be quite pedantic in the first place.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]