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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3/src Configure
Date Fri, 15 Jan 1999 22:12:04 GMT
Nope. The below is the SAFEST method for handling possible-NULL
shell variables. It is THE recommended way for avoiding the problem.

Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> ditto, please back out those changes. 
> 
> Dean
> 
> On Fri, 15 Jan 1999, Ben Hyde wrote:
> 
> > jim@hyperreal.org writes:
> > >jim         99/01/15 12:32:54
> > >
> > >  Modified:    src      Configure
> > >  Log:
> > >  Found my old System 7 shell book... Looks like this "." vs "x" stuff
> > >  isn't needed at all, as long as we wrap both sides in "". So, instead
> > >  we'll use
> > >  
> > >  	"$VAR" = ""
> > >  	   or
> > >  	"$VAR" = "value"
> > >  
> > >  and this make it crystal clear.
> > 
> > :-(  I'm perfectly willing to believe that one of the
> > thousands of superstitious behaviors I use when writing
> > shell scripts is unnecessary, but I'm entirely unwilling
> > to forswear any one of them.  Better not to tempt the
> > gods boy, they are a mean lot!  - ben
> > 
> 
> 


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