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Re: {A..z} brace expansion in Bash 3

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: {A..z} brace expansion in Bash 3
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2004 18:31:20 -0400
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Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> Since only alphas and digits are accepted, if isalpha() doesn't return
> true for 0xc4 (which it will not in the C locale), the shell will not
> treat it as a valid sequence expression.

So I guess the comparison to decide ascension/descension is done
according to $LC_COLLATE, but then the characters in the range are
generated as a consecutive sequence of codepoints, hence the ascension
and wrapping?

> No.  Currently, only letters and digits are allowed.

Ah, the man page doesn't mention that.  Is there reason it couldn't be
extended to other characters?


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