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Re: bison-1.29c 'configure' problems on Solaris 8.

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: bison-1.29c 'configure' problems on Solaris 8.
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 19:53:40 +0100
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On Fri, Oct 19, 2001 at 06:00:38PM +0200, Akim Demaille wrote:
> >>>>> "Gary" == Gary V Vaughan <address@hidden> writes:
> Gary> As far as shell functions are concerned, it seems to me that
> Gary> m4sh could provide shell function wrapper macros which expand to
> Gary> a function/function call if that is supported by the shell, or
> Gary> else an inline function if not... 
> Something which creates satellites executables (small sh scripts
> instead of functions) when functions are not supported?  I often
> thought about that.

I am sure it would work, and perhaps it would encourage people with
broken shells to install bash... but somehow adding a couple of hundred
little scripts to the libtool run time fills me with fear!

> Gary> Then again, perhaps I am the only one who finds symbolic
> Gary> debugging of shell scripts to be useful ;-)
> I think it's a cute idea.  Never used it yet though.

I had ambitions to integrate it into ddd (which already handles perl for
example).  Unfortunately bash's implementation of the DEBUG trap is not
powerful enough to support full debugging written in shell, so I plan to
add some better support for symbolic debugging directly into bash one

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