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Re: nested "." commands brings Segmentation Fault (core dumped)


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: nested "." commands brings Segmentation Fault (core dumped)
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 11:26:40 -0500
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Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
>> nested "." commands brings Segmentation Fault (core dumped).
>> Probably due to infinite recursion that (in my sense) should be
>> trapped otherwise.
>
> If you're going to insist on shooting yourself in the foot, bash will
> happily supply the ammunition, and, in some cases, even load the gun
> for you.

But it shouldn't shoot itself in the head.  Memory allocation errors
should be noticed and reported at allocation time; SIGSEGV seems to
indicate that an allocation is failing but bash doesn't notice until
later when it tries to use the missing memory.


paul



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