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Re: Fix to bootstrap

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: Fix to bootstrap
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 19:37:08 +0100

On 19 April 2012 15:09, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
> bootstrap will never use "cd -",


> and portable scripts should not rely on CDPATH.

CDPATH's behavior is specified by POSIX. I wasn't thinking that
scripts should rely on e.g. a particular CDPATH setting, but that the
user might use CDPATH to change a script's behavior, in the same way
as they might modify PATH or other standard environment variables.

> The idea is to make the code a little more future/maintenance proof.

I got that, I was trying to quantify the size of the problem, to
indicate how much a full analysis was actually worth.

Thanks for making that analysis and putting a fix in.


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