[pacman-dev] makepkg script changes

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 11:37:46 EST 2006

Great! I will apply this when I'm able to test (~6 or 7 hours or so),
but one thing I want to note:

On 12/11/06, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> * Changes use of `` and $() to be a bit more consistent- `` are used
> wherever possible.

Technically `` is *almost* deprecated. It's not likely a new XCU will
be released anytime soon (silly standards organizations taking 10+
years to do things, heh), so it is safe to use.  The current verbage
is that `` will be deprecated in the next XCU spec, thus meaning it
will be around 20 years before it's fully removed.  $() has far
simpler grammer rules and easier nesting. (i.e. according to the spec,
` is allowed to end at word boundries in cases like: echo "`date
hello" - no matching `, so it assumes `date`.  I think only 1 shell
actually does this, but it's still allowed... nasty stuff, that).
While it's unimportant, I would prefer this portion to go the other
way, and use $() uniformly instead of ``.

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