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Re: Announcement draft

Zoltan Hidvegi <hzoli@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> More than a thousand bugs have been fixed since the release of
> zsh-2.5.0

This makes 2.5.0 sound quite unusable, which it wasn't.  Are you also
counting the bugs introduced after 2.5.0?

> Additionally zsh is probably one of the most portable program
> available for Unix.  It uses GNU autoconf and it builds out of the
> box on most systems.

Considering the amount of system calls a shell uses, it is surely very
portable.  But I tend to doubt whether this is true when compared to
all kinds of programs that do not need to depend on system specific

> /bin/sh can be safely linked to zsh.

This sounded too good to be true, so I just tested this on the perl
Configure script and it failed, sorry.  (To be slightly more precise:
when typing '& -d' at a prompt to make it use the defaults zsh gives
me a parse error, while /bin/sh (POSIX, not traditional Bourne) has no
problems.  This on HPUX 10.10.)


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