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Re: Comparison failure

From: Jan Schampera
Subject: Re: Comparison failure
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2008 11:03:03 +0100
User-agent: IceDove (X11/20071018)

Chet Ramey wrote:
> Dave Rutherford wrote:
>> Now, "[[" isn't very well documented, so I tend not to use it,
> I'm always interested in suggestions for improving the bash documentation.
> Can you tell me what's unclear about the existing description of
> `[['?
> Chet

The documentation is complete. What some people always seem to forget
is, that it's a reference, not a tutorial. You can't start to learn from
the documentation.

IMHO the job of the Bash documentation is to tell that "[[ ]]" exists,
its working prionciple, and its differences to "[". But its job is not
to tell *why* it exists.

So, if the Bash documentation (mainly talking about the manpage here) is
intended to be used as a reference, then it's definitely complete. When
you know what you're searching for, you find it within a minute in 95%
of the cases.


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