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Re: backward compatability of tools

From: Alex Hornby
Subject: Re: backward compatability of tools
Date: 19 Feb 2003 10:40:29 +0000

> Paul Eggert wrote:
> > We did not purposely shut off SunOS 4.x.  Instead, we wrote new code,
> > that is portable according to POSIX 1003.2-1992 (a 10-year-old
> > standard), which SunOS 4.x happens to break on, and for which there is
> > no simple workaround. 

On a related note, does the restriction of not using shell functions in
autoconf macros still remain, or have the OSs with such shells now gone
the way of SunOS 4.x?


Alex Hornby <address@hidden>

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