[gnutls-devel] [PATCH 3/4] tests: nist-pkits: cleanup shell/perl usage

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Thu Jun 18 13:25:42 CEST 2015

On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 11:05 AM, Alon Bar-Lev <alon.barlev at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18 June 2015 at 11:57, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav at gnutls.org> wrote:
>> Thanks. I've applied all except for this one. In that case
>> "#!/usr/bin/perl" part is not needed. It is handled by the eval part
>> which will detect perl even if in a different path.
> This is ugly! :)
> consider #!/usr/bin/env perl ?
> or better, I can add autoconf detection for perl.

Very ugly. I don't even remember why it was added. The problem it
solved was supposedly to detect perl in all systems, by avoiding hard
coded paths, but I'm not sure whether that was a real problem. If you
have a better solution I'm certainly interested.

> or convert this script to shell? it is not using much of perl
> anyway... just executing shell over and over.

There many other scripts in perl, so it wouldn't make much sense.


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