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bug#62896: [Configure] Bug with check for PERL when path has spaces (i.e

From: Zack Weinberg
Subject: bug#62896: [Configure] Bug with check for PERL when path has spaces (i.e. Windows)
Date: Sat, 02 Dec 2023 22:29:55 -0500
User-agent: Cyrus-JMAP/3.9.0-alpha0-1178-geeaf0069a7-fm-20231114.001-geeaf0069

On Sat, Dec 2, 2023, at 9:08 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On 02 Dec 2023 15:53, Karl Berry wrote:
>> Exit status yes, but at least historically, grep -q has been
>> considered non-portable, in favor of grep ... >/dev/null.
> i get that `grep -q` is something historically we've avoided, but i
> think it's one of those bad habits we should just get out of.

Hmm, `grep -q` *is* in POSIX, but I seem to recall tripping over a
system that didn't have it (probably either a Solaris successor, or AIX)
during the run-up to Autoconf 2.71. I'm cc:ing Paul Eggert for comment
as I believe he's the person who most recently revised the grep section


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