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Re: [GNU Autoconf 2.59c] testsuite: 57 80 ... 225 failed

From: Ralf Menzel
Subject: Re: [GNU Autoconf 2.59c] testsuite: 57 80 ... 225 failed
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 13:46:50 +0200
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I just wondered if anyone has an opinion on the proposed patches I
send with my last message. Without one of these patches there are
still 94 tests that fail on my Sparc/Solaris 9 system:

Ralf Menzel <address@hidden> writes:
> Last time I didn't give an example for the behaviour of the Solaris
> grep. Here is one:
> --- snip ---
> bash> cat greptest
> #!/bin/sh
> for GREP in /usr/bin/grep /usr/xpg4/bin/grep /home/menzel/sw/bin/grep ; do
>   echo $GREP:
>   echo 'aa
> a|ba|b' | $GREP '\(a\|b\)\1'
> done
> bash> ./greptest
> /usr/bin/grep:
> a|ba|b
> /usr/xpg4/bin/grep:
> a|ba|b
> /home/menzel/sw/bin/grep:
> aa
> bash> /home/menzel/sw/bin/grep --version | sed 1q
> grep (GNU grep) 2.5.1
> --- snip ---

I wondered whether I should write down a paragraph that document this
behaviour. But I guess this is unnecessary. As far as I can tell POSIX
reserves the use of alternation ("|") to extended regular expressions. 
See, for example:


Ralf Menzel

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