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On Tue, 2007-10-02 at 13:36 +0100, Steve Long wrote:
> ++ There's just too much nice stuff in BASH to drop down to sh to my mind. I
> for one would go right off Gentoo if i were forced to write ebuilds in sh.
I had this chat with Donnie last night and he pulled the molden ebuild
of the top of his head.
Attached is a patch to make it posix sh. Infact, most ebuilds themselves
would be that trivial.
So what's the "nice stuff" that's in use? Got any ebuild examples?
> I accept the argument for initscripts, since an embedded system is not
> likely to have bash. But for compile-time (which shouldn't happen on an
> embedded target) there simply isn't any real benefit to end-users that I
> can see.
The benefit is that our portage tree uses an accepted standardised
syntax. bash is just a standard to itself.
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