[Dev-luatex] automadness

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Mon Apr 2 11:39:46 CEST 2007

Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> writes:

> I agree that it is silly, but I just realized that this version will
> at least *run* on systems with only sh or pdksh. Changing the first line
> of the configure scripts to something like
> 	#!/usr/bin/env bash
> would make it fail completely on such systems. So, I am sorry, but
> I have changed my mind about making that change to the configure
> scripts (for now).

For what it is worth, the autoconf documentation contains a primer
about portable shell constructs in

(info "(autoconf) Portable Shell")

It is a nightmare^W^W an interesting read.

David Kastrup

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