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Re: Proposed doc updates

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: Proposed doc updates
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 13:40:13 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Alexandre Duret-Lutz <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 06:22:04AM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
>> +Array assignment is a Bash extension, and is not portable.
>> +The Bash extension @code{for (( exp1; exp2; exp3 ))} is not portable.
>> +The @command{function} command in Bash is a non-portable alternate to
> IMHO these do not deserve any mention.  It's not like a standard
> feature that is not portable, or a non-standard feature that can get
> in your way when writing apparantly sane scripts.  We can't list every
> extension of every shell.

Bash is the most commonly used shell on GNU/Linux systems, so in
my opinion it's a good idea to remind people who might be
accustomed to its extensions that they are not universal.  What's
the harm?
"Whoever you are -- SGI, SCO, HP, or even Microsoft -- most of the
 smart people on the planet work somewhere else."
--Eric S. Raymond

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