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From: smd@clock.org
To: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: New rc snapshot, includes "the equals hack"
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 15:25:20 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20000815192525Z3023-8593+8@cesium.clock.org> (raw)


| YES! This fixes one of the few remaining things in rc that has caused
| me grief and although I have gotten used to quoting the arguments to
| FSF tools, e.g., autoconfig generated configure scripts, I would
| prefer not to do it. By all means keep it.

Sorry to be crank-like again, but while the rc + 'equals hack' can run
old rc scripts just fine, anyone who writes any script without quoting
an argument containing '=' will find it unportable to an 'unhacked' rc.

Can one even _determine_ at run time that the equals hack is present,
other than by causing an error? 

	Sean.


             reply	other threads:[~2000-08-16  0:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2000-08-15 20:25 smd [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2000-08-23  1:03 Byron Rakitzis
2000-08-22  0:28 Byron Rakitzis
2000-08-22 23:23 ` Chris Siebenmann
2000-08-18 21:14 Bengt Kleberg
2000-08-15 14:32 smd
2000-08-15 22:51 ` Smarasderagd
2000-08-17  3:53   ` Decklin Foster
2000-08-21 23:21     ` Chris Siebenmann
2000-08-22 11:51       ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-08-17 10:49   ` Tim Goodwin
2000-08-15  7:28 Byron Rakitzis
2000-08-15  6:41 Byron Rakitzis
2000-08-11 14:01 Tim Goodwin
2000-08-15  2:21 ` Paul Haahr
2000-08-15  4:21 ` Gary Carvell
2000-08-15 14:52 ` Mark K. Gardner

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