[pacman-dev] [PATCH] [makepkg] use double brackets

Xavier Chantry chantry.xavier at gmail.com
Sat May 22 11:23:50 EDT 2010

On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 5:14 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 1:48 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> In fact, thinking about this more.  Bash-4.1 was released on 2010-01-03 so
>> it will have been out for ~6 months before the next pacman release. Anyone
>> upgrading their package manager from 3.3 -> 3.4 will upgrade bash from 4.0
>> -> 4.1 so this is probably a non-issue.
>> So I will accept this patch when the comment above and "stray" ! is removed
>> with it.
> You are assuming Arch users only here; has Cygwin and OS X moved from
> bash 3.X to 4.X yet? I'd rather not break this just for the sake of
> getting this patch in.
> -Dan

Damn I knew there was some mails I meant to reply and forgot about.

If it's that easy to remain compatibility with bash 3, better keep it that way.
IMO it's fine to drop support for bash 3 as soon as it becomes a
burden and we have a good reason for requiring bash 4. But that does
not seem to be the case for now.

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