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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH] Debian: Use /bin/bash as the shell for regression test scripts.

On Thu, Nov 05, 2009 at 06:04:18PM +0100, Jim Meyering wrote:
> Have you considered changing to POSIX syntax, e.g.,
>     -function foo
>     +foo()
> If that's the only change, it may be worthwhile to accommodate dash.

We could do but I have to say that bash is out there on every platform
we care about, and it's actually useful to use the non-POSIX features.

It's also going to be a problem that we'll only find these
incompatibilities when we compile on Debian, and maybe there will be
bugs in dash itself.

I think we want bash, so let's use bash!


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