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Re: shortcut of ":" but not /bin/true

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: shortcut of ":" but not /bin/true
Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 09:34:21 -0400

%% Noel Yap <address@hidden> writes:

  ny> I'm not sure if the following is feasible or advisable, but what
  ny> could be done is to test some common, simple things like ":",
  ny> "true", and "false" to see if $SHELL has it as a built-in.  Noel

When would this test be run, though?  Every time make starts up?  Only
when make is configured?  They both have potential issues (the former
being performance).

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