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Re: [Groff] [PATCH] Use bash for several contrib scripts

From: Ingo Schwarze
Subject: Re: [Groff] [PATCH] Use bash for several contrib scripts
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2014 17:00:04 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hi Mike,

Mike Bianchi <address@hidden> wrote:

> There is no man page for  sh(1) .
> There is no executable for /bin/sh .  On Debian ...

Sorry if that answer seems blunt, but it is not groff's
problem if the shell is broken in Debian.

> For those reasons, I think  #!/bin/sh  should be outlawed!

Hilarious.  :-D

> Still, within the groff project, could we pick one shell
> to be the standard?

No need to pick, it is already defined by the standard:

I doesn't matter at all that i prefer ksh as my login shell
and maybe you prefer bash and some people prefer tcsh.
For portable software, you use sh as defined by POSIX.

> Or am I trying to inflict order on an unorderly universe?

You may be right that the Universe is chaotic, but regarding
this particular point, there is good order in the Universe.
*If* there is a problem for you, go fix Debian, please.


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