Jeff King wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 02:37:38AM +0530, Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
>> > I don't think that is the right thing to do. The point of SHELL is to
>> > point at a bourne-compatible shell. On some systems, the main reason to
>> > set it is that /bin/sh is _broken_, and we are trying to avoid it.
>> But you're only avoiding it in the --tee/ --va* codepath. In the
>> normal codepath, you're stuck with /bin/sh anyway.
> No, the #!-header is only information. When you run "make test" we
> actually invoke the shell ourselves using $SHELL_PATH.
My SHELL_PATH is not set, and I can see SHELL_PATH ?= $(SHELL) in the
Makefile. Which shell is it supposed to point to? If you're
proposing to use a variable that's only set in the Makefile in the
test, you're not allowing users to run the test as a standalone-
that's not a good change, is it?
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