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Re: Add sleep builtin

From: don fong
Subject: Re: Add sleep builtin
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2018 13:32:52 -0700

wouldn't it be less confusing if the proposed built-in sleep function were
given a new name instead of overloading "sleep"?

On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 4:34 AM, konsolebox <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 4:23 PM Ilkka Virta <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> > On 21.8. 02:35, Chet Ramey wrote:
> > > I don't think there's a problem with a `syntax conflict' as long as any
> > > builtin sleep accepts a superset of the POSIX options for sleep(1).
> >
> > The sleep in GNU coreutils accepts suffixes indicating minutes, hours
> > and days (e.g.  sleep 1.5m  or  sleep 1m 30s  for 90 seconds). I didn't
> > see support for those in konsolebox's patch, so while that's not
> > conflicting syntax per se, the lack of that option might trip someone.
> That was intended, and this patch is basically just a copy of the
> loadable version.  I don't really find it necessary to make the builtin
> sleep a complete copy of the external one.  The code would significantly
> increase if we add a parser for those formats.  Also it's basically
> people's fault for not reading documentation.  One should be aware
> enough if they enable the builtin.  Mksh's sleep also does the same.
> Anyway I respect whatever Chet decides it to become.
> --
> konsolebox

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