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Re: bash/set - bad expansion for function while used as input


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash/set - bad expansion for function while used as input
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 12:17:54 -0500

> Bash Version: 2.04
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
>                                    =20
> Description:
>        set [--abefhkmnptuvxBCHP] [-o option] [arg ...]
>               Without options, the name and value of each shell variable
>               are displayed in a format that  can be  reused  as input.

What solution do users prefer?  POSIX.2 says only variables should be
printed, but printing functions seems like a reasonable thing to do.
How about printing only variables in POSIX mode, and printing functions
(but not as pseudo-assignment statements) when not in POSIX mode?

Chet

-- 
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/



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