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Re: BASH and POSIX (was: BASH and Posix Redirection.)

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: BASH and POSIX (was: BASH and Posix Redirection.)
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 08:55:30 -0400

>   What i was always interested in:  Why keep bash specific features at all,
>   when being in _POSIX mode_?  The "danger" is that poeple still program bash
>   scripts then (although POSIX scripts certainly always can be run by bash).
>   Neither the FAQ nor POSIX.NOTES answer this.

POSIX.2 is minimal enough to be almost useless.  Would you like to
sacrifice emacs editing mode, for example?  That's why the bash
posix mode is a posix superset.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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