spaces in pathnames

Roland Mainz roland.mainz at
Sun Jun 29 20:02:16 PDT 2008

Peter O'Gorman wrote:
> Roland Mainz wrote:
> > Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
> > 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. 

That's why the work for an update to the shell standard is too late for
this round of the POSIX standard. That's all. If we find enougth time we
try to push out an draft at the end of this year...



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