[tz] [PATCH 1/4] tzselect: Replace Korn/Bash-only select construct.

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sun Oct 6 20:48:23 UTC 2013

Alan Barrett wrote:
> Why do we care?  Solaris has /usr/xpg4/bin/sh, and /bin/ksh.

... not to mention /usr/dt/bin/dtksh.  But in the past these
implementations have had annoying bugs when running shell scripts,
and I'd rather not rely on them.  /bin/sh, with all its shortcomings,
is better tested.  (In my experience /bin/bash is more
reliable than /bin/ksh on Solaris but it is not always installed.)

If it were a major porting hassle I'd insist on ksh/bash/whatever,
but here the hassle is minor and /bin/sh suffices.

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