[distcc-tool] Job management/error handling isn't robust
As proud of of it as as I was for its robustness when I wrote it, at the end of the day, bash can't robustly find out about errors from socat.
A rewrite in Perl is probably in order.
Updated by lukeshu over 5 years ago
If I'd written it after
indent (the first bit of Perl in libretools), I probably would have written it in Perl. But, I wrote
distcc-tool while I was still first learning Perl, and 4 months before
indent; 4 months before I evaluated Perl as being safe to use inside a chroot.