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Re: Curly braces expansion not always works as expected.


From: mwoehlke
Subject: Re: Curly braces expansion not always works as expected.
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 10:19:57 -0500
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Andreas Schwab wrote:
mwoehlke <address@hidden> writes:

...but doesn't that mean that '{"x,x"}' should expand as '{x,x}'

It does.

Huh?

$ echo {"x,x"} # expected result: '{x,x}'
x,x
$ echo $BASH_VERSION
3.1.17(3)-release

That doesn't look like '{x,x}' to me... it looks like 'x,x', which by my reading is wrong.

If I had to guess, I'd say bash sees the {}'s, and incorrectly decides to do brace expansion based on the *quoted* comma... but when it actually does expansion, it gets the (correct) result 'x,x', except that now the {}'s have been incorrectly removed.

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Matthew
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'Tis mostly absurd software
Concerning hippos.





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