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Re: posh and Autoconf

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: posh and Autoconf
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 08:18:07 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

Hello Russ,

* Russ Allbery wrote on Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 03:04:11AM CEST:
> I believe posh was explicitly written as a POSIX compliance test suite for
> shell scripts, and hence doesn't implement any extensions other than those
> so ubiquitous that they're de facto standards.  There's discussion right
> now about whether numeric signals fall into that category (one problem is
> that only a limited set of those numbers are portable, since signal
> numbers are not the same in different versions of UNIX, although I believe
> the XSI extension spells out which ones are portable).

Then I suppose that will not improve the situation wrt. Autoconf-
generated scripts.  They trap 13 which is not listed as portable.
Does anybody know of a system where that is not SIGPIPE?  I've
so far thought of that as ubiquitous.


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