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0001117 [1003.1(2016/18)/Issue7+TC2] Shell and Utilities Comment Clarification Requested 2017-01-20 10:03 2019-10-30 10:51
Reporter geoffclare View Status public  
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Priority normal Resolution Accepted  
Status Applied  
Name Geoff Clare
Organization The Open Group
User Reference
Section command
Page Number 2596
Line Number 84278, 84294
Interp Status ---
Final Accepted Text See Desired Action
Summary 0001117: Use of "implementation-defined" in command -v / -V
Description The -v and -V options for "command" include the text "and any
implementation-defined functions that are found using the PATH
variable (as described in Section, on page 2367)".

I suspect this is intended just to mean "functions defined by the
implementation", but by using the defined term "implementation-defined"
the text introduces a documentation requirement. This is not the
appropriate place to make such a requirement - if we want the functions
found by PATH to be documented, is the place to require it,
not here.
Desired Action For both -v and -V, change:

    and any implementation-defined functions that are found using the PATH variable


    and any implementation-provided functions that are found using the PATH variable
Tags tc3-2008
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kre (reporter)
2018-06-29 18:42

Why not clean up the language as well (make it easier
to understand rather than including invented hyphenated words),
and make it say:

    and any functions provided by the implementation which are
    found using the PATH variable

(and add a reference to section so the "found using the
PATH variable" can be understood.)
geoffclare (manager)
2018-06-30 09:31
edited on: 2018-06-30 09:32

The term "implementation-provided" is already used in several other places. It even has an explanation in XRAT A.1.5:
The term ``implementation-defined’’ implies requirements for documentation [...] In some places the text refers to facilities supplied by the implementation that are outside the standard as implementation-supplied or implementation-provided. This is not intended to imply a requirement for documentation. If it were, the term ``implementation-defined’’ would have been used.

There is already a reference to (as quoted under Description in this bug).

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-01-20 10:03 geoffclare New Issue
2017-01-20 10:03 geoffclare Name => Geoff Clare
2017-01-20 10:03 geoffclare Organization => The Open Group
2017-01-20 10:03 geoffclare Section => command
2017-01-20 10:03 geoffclare Page Number => 2596
2017-01-20 10:03 geoffclare Line Number => 84278, 84294
2017-01-20 10:03 geoffclare Interp Status => ---
2018-06-29 18:42 kre Note Added: 0004048
2018-06-30 09:31 geoffclare Note Added: 0004049
2018-06-30 09:32 geoffclare Note Edited: 0004049
2018-07-19 16:12 nick Final Accepted Text => See Desired Action
2018-07-19 16:12 nick Status New => Resolved
2018-07-19 16:12 nick Resolution Open => Accepted
2018-07-19 16:12 nick Tag Attached: tc3-2008
2019-10-30 10:51 geoffclare Status Resolved => Applied

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