Re: [dev] [stali] What happened to stali?

From: Dimitris Papastamos <>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:16:31 +0100

On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 01:24:26PM -0700, Evan Gates wrote:
> After looking at the sbase TODO I threw together test(1). As far as I
> can tell it's POSIX compliant. I used the POSIX description[0] to
> write it. It exits 0 for true, 1 for false, and 2 for bad input. Let
> me know what's good and what's bad. I'll work on addresing those
> concerns and getting it into sbase format so I can submit a patch.
> It specifically doesn't support parentheses and the -o and -a flags as
> 1) they are obsolete xsi extensions[1]
> 2) boolean operators are and should be handled by the shell. e.g. [
> foo = bar ] || [ 4 -lt 5 ]

I kind of like this particular implementation of test(1). Are there any
obvious deficiencies compared to the sbase implementation?

I will have a look at it in more detail later. I think we should replace
the sbase implementation with this one though.
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