On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 09:52:23PM +0100, David Caro wrote:
Lately I've had a hard time to properly review some patches
scripts to manage our infrastructure because there's no guidelines. So I created
a wiki page with a proposal . It's made up as a mix of some already existing
The reason to wrote a bash style guide and not a shell stile guide is because I
think that bash is widely adopted (default GNU shell) and provides enough
advantages to sacrifice some portability. I think that most of our maintenance
and management scripts will never be run on non-GNU OSes.
POSIX compliance should be only used when really needed, for example, scripts to
build a specific project, that might be run on non-GNU based systems in the far
This thread is to start a discussion about it so please, share your opinions and
concerns (and proposals).
+1 to using bash for our management scripts. We are in control of what
we run so no need for maximum portability.