> > I see the new new behaviour of expr(1) requires you to add '--' if your > > commandline arguments might start with a '-'. This does break things > > a little because our old expr(1) does not understand a '--' in the > > beginning and the new one don't work right without it. :-((( > > I'm almost positive this issue was discussed before. Check the follow > ups to the commit.
The only one I could find was in -current, where Kris asked if w3m or expr is to blame and Garrett said w3m is to blame. > > > The place where I noticed it was when libtool started to complain > > when compiling jade. Libtool does things like: > > > > expr -L/export/ports/textproc/jade/work/jade-1.2.1/lib/.libs : -l\(.*\) > > expr -lsp : -l\(.*\) > > expr -lm : -l\(.*\) > > expr -lgrove : -l\(.*\) > > > > On -current this now have to be: > > > > expr -- -L/export/ports/textproc/jade/work/jade-1.2.1/lib/.libs : -l\(.*\) > > expr -- -lsp : -l\(.*\) > > expr -- -lm : -l\(.*\) > > expr -- -lgrove : -l\(.*\) > > > > If we are going to leave this behaviour, we will have to teach libtool > > how to call expr(1) differently on -stable and -current and it looks > > like yet again different from the rest of the world. :-((( > > This should exactly match the behavior of any certified UNIX system. Well libtool is still broken, so maybe if systems like that do exist, they don't need libtool? :-))) > > Yes, I did read the commit message, but I still think the behaviour > > of the new expr(1) is wrong. > > Not according to the Standard, or the response from Garrett's request > for clarification of the Standard. Hmmmm. I can understand the requirement to eat '--', but to throw a tantrum just because the commandline started with a '-' is a little too much. BTW, was the response posted somewhere? I searched through -standards, -commit and -current but couldn't find it. Maybe I just didn't ask the right question to the search engine or maybe it was in another list. John -- John Hay -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] / [EMAIL PROTECTED] To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message