Jeff King <> writes:

> On Tue, Jan 01, 2013 at 10:40:08PM +0100, Torsten Bögershausen wrote:
>> Add the perl script "" to detect non-portable
>> shell syntax
> Cool. Thanks for adding more test-lint. But...
>> diff --git a/t/Makefile b/t/Makefile
>> index 88e289f..7b0c4dc 100644
>> --- a/t/Makefile
>> +++ b/t/Makefile
>> @@ -23,7 +23,7 @@ TGITWEB = $(sort $(wildcard t95[0-9][0-9]-*.sh))
>> -test: pre-clean $(TEST_LINT)
>> +test: pre-clean test-lint-shell-syntax $(TEST_LINT)
>>      $(MAKE) aggregate-results-and-cleanup
> I do not think it should be a hard-coded dependency of "test", as then
> there is no way to turn it off. It would make more sense to me to set a
> default TEST_LINT that includes it, but could be overridden by the user.

I would actually not add this to TEST_LINT by default, especially
when "duplicates" and "executable" that are much simpler and less
likely to hit false positives are not on by default.

At least, a change to add this to TEST_LINT by default must wait to
be merged to any integration branch until all the fix-up topics that
this test triggers in the current codebase graduate to the branch.

>> +test-lint-shell-syntax:
>> +    $(PERL_PATH) $(T)
> This is wrong if $(PERL_PATH) contains spaces, no?

You are correct; "harness" thing in the same Makefile gets this
wrong, too.  I think the right invocation is:

        @'$(PERL_PATH_SQ)' $(T)

although I do not offhand know if that symbol is already exported by
the top-level Makefile.
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