[tz] winnow patches
apb at cequrux.com
Sat Sep 7 16:59:22 UTC 2013
On Sat, 07 Sep 2013, Bennett Todd wrote:
> Does this tool really need to be portable to busybox, or other
> such spare environment?
No, but I think that it is desirable for it to be portable to most
POSIX systems. Zefram seems willing to remove any gawkisms that
have crept into his patches, so I don't see a problem.
The shell portion of the code already relies on the select
statement, which is in bash and in ksh, but not in POSIX sh, and
I think that's fine -- most systems have at least one of ksh or
bash. The awk part of the code used to be portable, and should
soon be portable again.
--apb (Alan Barrett)
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