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On Fri, 25 May 2012 15:02:32 -0500
Dan Douglas <ormaaj@...> 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...