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comment Should a package manager modify your .bashrc file?
@Vality well a shell script at least allows the writer to specify !# which/shell the system should execute the script using, whereas @Jules point is that setting the environment explicitly in something like ~/.bash[rc|_profile] pins you to bash, specifically.
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comment Should a package manager modify your .bashrc file?
@Vality I know. Jules' proposal has been suggested already. I'm being facetious--making fun of the circular logic involved to first argue that I should have a shell agnostic solution then proceed to suggest I use a shell script as the solution. It's a joke (;
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revised Is this a ridiculous way to structure a DB schema, or am I completely missing something?
Remove useless prose from question.
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suggested suggested edit on Is this a ridiculous way to structure a DB schema, or am I completely missing something?
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accepted Should a package manager modify your .bashrc file?
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comment Should a package manager modify your .bashrc file?
But what if the user doesn't have sh installed?
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comment Using packages (gems, eggs, etc.) to create decoupled architectures
I'd add there are a lot of projects that do this in the *nix world too. You often have libraries separated from front-ends from gui's from development resources, etc.
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comment Should a package manager modify your .bashrc file?
@Jules imagine a situation where I don't control the binary. Now believe it.
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comment Should a package manager modify your .bashrc file?
@MattThomason that realization is what prompted me to actually ask the question (;
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comment Should a package manager modify your .bashrc file?
@GlenH7 We're operating under the assumption that I need the environment variable and cannot modify the code installed by the package I'm writing. Obviously this is not ideal, I agree, but the fact that there exists another option does not automatically make this an "XY question".
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comment Should a package manager modify your .bashrc file?
I've considered this idea too. The project is young and will get to the point where this shouldn't be necessary.
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comment Should a package manager modify your .bashrc file?
Thanks for the advice. I've never written a public package before and just want to make sure I don't do something taboo.
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comment Should a package manager modify your .bashrc file?
Sure, but let's say for the purpose of this question that modifying the application is not an option.
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asked Should a package manager modify your .bashrc file?
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comment How do you prevent confused tests?
The fact that this is closed as duplicated tells me you guys don't actually read questions /= I'm telling you both those questions proposed as duplicates DO NOT ANSWER my question. It cannot be a duplicate by that logic.
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comment How do you prevent confused tests?
And since I'm in a discussion mood, I think you could also interpret this question not as, "How do you explain x to person p", but rather as, "How do you bring clarity to situation where x and y have been confused by some persons p from the group of people T on a team". That's what I was going for anyway. If that's unclear I'm happy to revise.
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comment How do you prevent confused tests?
But at least close it for the right reason if it's too broad or open ended. This is certainly not a duplicate.
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comment How do you prevent confused tests?
@psr I've read that meta discussion before. I think I've provided enough context and direction so that this question does not fall in the "how do I explain ram to a 5 year old" bucket. If people can't actually read the question because there's too much text, then I'm doomed forever anyway so do what you want with the question. However, with all due respect, I believe I'm very clearly asking what to do when you've got tests with tangled roles. Certainly someone out there has been in a similar situation and advice as to what worked/didn't or would be helpful to me.
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comment How do you prevent confused tests?
@gnat I don't think it's a dupe because the question you linked is talking about testing in general. This question operates off the assumption that you already agree testing is important. (My first paragraph tries to address this.)