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On Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:58:15 +0200
Patrick Lauer <email@example.com> wrote:
> > It's because people want to pretend that it's possible for
> > incredibly outdated systems (those with bash-3 only) to be updated.
> Actually it's worse - PMS enforces this, and the only clean way out is
> to patch/fix/extend PMS to allow bash4 - but that breaks compatibility
> in silly ways.
> The proper way to handle that? I'm not sure, since we had a long fight
> to get PMS to acknowledge bash 3.2 instead of 3.0 I'm mostly ignoring
> PMS as it doesn't care about reality.
The proper fix for this, along with a whole bunch of other things, is
GLEP 55. Don't blame the PMS team for that not having been implemented.
As for you ignoring the specification, the reason that problems like
this exist is precisely because of you doing that. Do you code websites
based purely upon what Internet Explorer supports?