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Re: test failures with ksh Version M-12/28/93d

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: test failures with ksh Version M-12/28/93d
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 22:23:39 -0800 (PST)

> From: Akim Demaille <address@hidden>
> Date: 20 Mar 2002 13:49:48 +0100
> Incredible!  As usual, would you report this limitation in the doc,
> please?

OK, I installed this doc patch.

2002-03-21  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>

        * doc/autoconf.texi (Here-Documents): Mention Solaris 8 dtksh
        problem with here-document buffer boundaries.

--- autoconf.texi.~1.600.~      2002-03-19 17:30:12.000000000 -0800
+++ autoconf.texi       2002-03-21 22:15:52.508121000 -0800
@@ -8182,7 +8182,11 @@ bash-2.04$ @kbd{cat <<EOF
 Many older shells (including the Bourne shell) implement here-documents
-inefficiently.  Users can generally speed things up by using a faster
+inefficiently.  And some shells mishandle large here-documents: for
+example, Solaris 8 @command{dtksh}, which is derived from
address@hidden M-12/28/93d, mishandles variable expansion that occurs
+on 1024-byte buffer boundaries within a here-document.  Users can
+generally fix these problems by using a faster or more reliable
 shell, e.g., by using the command @samp{bash ./configure} rather than
 plain @samp{./configure}.

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