[TUHS] Style command source available?

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Fri Aug 21 02:48:04 AEST 2020

That suggests to me like factoring the script would be the first place to

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 12:30 PM Steve Nickolas <usotsuki at buric.co> wrote:

> On Thu, 20 Aug 2020, John Cowan wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 11:55 AM Steve Nickolas <usotsuki at buric.co>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Funny you mention ksh since I've been trying to kitbash ksh93 into being
> >> able to compile with make instead of the funky build system it currently
> >> uses, without a lot of luck.
> >
> > IIRC, Korn used make when developing ksh, but then shipped it with a
> > /bin/sh script because it was more portable than make was in those days
> > (and still is; there are tools that warn you to use gmake on BSD).  After
> > all, a build process (unless it is interrupted) just needs to build, it
> > doesn't need to keep track of what has already been built.
> >
> > That said, I have no idea what the state of the build process is now.
> It's still a shell script.  Big huge shell script.
> I was trying to simplify the build process because I'm trying to coax ksh
> to build with a nonstandard cc/libc combination as part of an attempt to
> make Linux more like "real" (read: commercial/historic) Unices.  They're
> pretty compatible with gcc and glibc, but they're not gcc and glibc.
> -uso.
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