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Re: [PATCH] Shell function reporting

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Shell function reporting
Date: 07 Jan 2004 12:33:59 -0800
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Eric Sunshine <address@hidden> writes:

> in my environment, SHELL is set to tcsh, yet when I invoke
> configure, it is run by /bin/sh (because of #! /bin/sh at the top of
> the script).

Ouch (and I should have figured that out myself, sorry).
Hence it's a serious bug to test $SHELL at all.

Autoconf 2.59 doesn't have this bug, as it tests the current shell
directly, by running some code in it, rather than by trying to invoke

> I have already prepared a much more comprehensive patch which
> addresses these problems, plus the problem of Autoconf CVS choosing
> a less functional shell over a more functional shell.  I will be
> submitting this new patch shortly.

Thanks very much for pursuing this.  Will your patch take the Autoconf
2.59 approach for testing the current shell?

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