Re: Stupid bash question

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On Wed, 2007-12-12 at 00:01 -0800, Dean S. Messing wrote:
> Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> : On Tue, 2007-12-11 at 21:29 -0800, Dean S. Messing wrote:

> : [1]
> : 
> Thanks, Ralf, for enlightening me.  I wrote "new coding standards",
> above, in response to Stepan Kasal's remark that "GNU Coding Standards
> now declare ...".  I suppose the latter is literally true even if the
> Standard was defined in 1992.
> Of course, with this new knowledge, I will feel as free as a bird to
> boldly ignore the Standard (in this respect) seeing how several other
> prominent linux executables (busybox, lvm, dump/restore, halt, to name
> a few) have been blithely ignoring it for more than a decade.  ½:-)
Well, of cause it's everybody's freedom to ignore the "insights" others
have accumulated over many years. But also consider, there are good
reasons why these recommendations exist and why some people consider
programs changing their behavior upon program name to be mal-designed.


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