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On Friday 25 May 2012 18:33:43 Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Fri, 25 May 2012 15:02:32 -0500 Dan Douglas wrote:
> > If it were made a policy now that ebuilds and eclasses cannot depend
> > upon the subshell (for example, to set temporary positional
> > parameters or isolate temporary variables), then maybe someday in the
> > distant future this could be made the default, and in the meantime,
> > an option for those with new enough shells. Since dependence on the
> > subshell isn't very common, I think this should be feasible, and of
> > course as a workaround all that's required is to wrap any such
> > commands in parentheses.
> We'll be able to turn that on in a controlled way in EAPI 6. Having
> said that, if we're reaching the point where speed of bash code is
> at all relevant, then ebuilds are doing something wrong...
i don't think speed is the main motivator, but rather avoiding behavior that
bites new people all the time:
printf '%s\n' a b c | \
while read line ; do
: $(( count++ ))
w/out lastpipe, that shows 0. w/lastpipe, that shows 3.
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