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Re: zsh fails the Autoconf test suite on Solaris 8

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: zsh fails the Autoconf test suite on Solaris 8
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 18:30:41 +0100
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>>> "Akim" == Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:

 >>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:
 >>> From: Akim Demaille <address@hidden> Date: 19 Mar 2002 16:52:24
 >>> +0100

 >>> Actually, I'd be happy to see zsh promoted to a higher rank too,

 Paul> It turns out that Solaris 8 zsh fails the Autoconf test suite,
 Paul> even though Solaris 8 ksh passes it.  It fails badly, too: it
 Paul> goes into an infinite looop, apparently.  I'll try to get to the
 Paul> bottom of this if I have the time.  But this results suggests
 Paul> that we shouldn't promote zsh right now.

 Akim> This is a very well known issue, which was fixed is more recent
 Akim> version of Zsh.  As a matter of fact, it is not an infloop, rather,
 Akim> it's a very bad memory management that cause these disastrous
 Akim> performances.

 Akim> It has been fixed since.

 Akim> I must say that I don't know what sign we could us to distinguish a
 Akim> good zsh from a bad one.  

It was fixed in Zsh 4.0.1, the first version in the 4.x serie,
so you might distinguish a bad Zsh simply using $ZSH_VERSION.

X[123].*) echo bad ;;
*) echo good ;;

(For the record, the analysis/fix for this bug is here: 


Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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