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Re: -d option not working. . .?


From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: -d option not working. . .?
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 07:03:26 -0600
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According to Michael Williams on 9/12/2007 4:06 AM:
> Being that I'm not a bash (or any other shell for that matter) guru, is
> there any reason that parsing occurs this way?  Why is it not more like
> other programming languages?

Two words: history and POSIX.  It's been done that way for more than 20
years, so it was standardized that way.  Changing it would break too many
existing scripts.

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Eric Blake             address@hidden
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