[flac-dev] Switching all tests to bash

Jaren Stangret sirjaren at gmail.com
Sun Sep 15 21:04:21 PDT 2013

This is fine with me.

I started this process long ago as well, and would make the recommendation
that if you use BASH, keep the bashisms to BASH 2.03 or lower.

If you script wtih BASH 2 as the lowest common denominator, you'll find
that most systems are supported (even Solaris 8 -- BASH 2.03b).

Erik is right, you can definitely simplify many of the tests and source
many of the duplicated functions/code that currently exist.

Long story short, I'm all for it.

On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 7:57 PM, Ralph Giles <giles at thaumas.net> wrote:

> On 13-09-15 3:25 PM, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> > I'm thingking og switching all the test scripts to use /bin/bash
> Fine with me.
> In theory you can do useful functions with portable shell, but it's a
> testing burden, as you say.
>  -r
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