[colug-432] Why Bourne Shell Compatible: Portability

jep200404 at columbus.rr.com jep200404 at columbus.rr.com
Tue Aug 9 21:39:17 EDT 2011

On Tue, 9 Aug 2011 21:24:50 -0400, Scott Merrill <skippy at skippy.net> wrote:

> Jim, for the benefit of the class, can you elaborate on the overall
> benefit of being sh-compatible? What, specifically, are your reasons
> for wanting to avoid bash-isms?


The more one sticks to the narrow confines of compatibility with 
the old Bourne shell, the more environments one's script will 
work in. 

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