Waider's [waider at waider.ie] 44 lines of wisdom included:
> FWIW, some other random part of my hearsay is that parts of POSIX
> concerning the shell are actually impossible to comply with because
> they're mutually exclusive. I don't find this surprising, because I know
> that the ICCCM spec (part of X) /does/ have this problem.
>> In summary, standards-following is good, but blindly following a
> badly-written standard is bad, especially if it gains you nothing more
> than a check-box.
Like I mentioned previously in my post, POSIX compliance has helped
Linux's popularity, especially in industry. Box-checking may not be
relevant to you, but when businesses look to choose a new platform
for X (development, mailserver, web server) it allows them quickly
and efficiently to rule in and out certain aspects of the Operating
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