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Re: Autotest test suite size

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Autotest test suite size
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 12:00:59 -0500 (EST)

Derek Robert Price writes:
> One of the other CVS developers and I were discussing putting some of
> the test setup we reuse with almost every test in shell functions, but I
> know that the Autoconf manual is pretty adamant about not including
> shell functions in portable shell.  How many systems will we lose if we
> start using shell functions?

What's your definition of "lose"?  The current sanity.sh already uses
shell functions, and has for quite some time, so you wouldn't lose any
system where it currently works.

-Larry Jones

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