[Xquartz-dev] spaces in pathnames
peter at pogma.com
Sun Jun 29 19:48:35 PDT 2008
Roland Mainz wrote:
> Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
>> But is eval available on all the shells that startx should expect to
>> work with?
eval is available on all the shells that startx should expect to work with.
> In general: Please avoid using "eval" (see
> for David Korn's comments on "eval" and
> for the shell style guide... and in genral we try to get "eval" marked
> as depreciated with the next revision of the shell language standard) -
> it's a constant pain, security risk and source of instabilties if it
> isn't used with great care.
There is nothing in the May 2008 Posix draft about eval being
deprecated, nor, as far as I am aware, was there any discussion on the
opengroup mailing list about it. I also failed to find any aardvark
reports about it (although there are reports about the m4 eval builtin,
there are none about the shell eval).
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