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Re: coprocess suggestions

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: coprocess suggestions
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 17:52:24 +0100
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Chet Ramey <address@hidden> writes:

> Pierre Gaston wrote:
>> I have a couple of suggestions about coprocesses.
>> If I understood correctly how coproc works, I think that
>> instead of :
>> coproc [NAME] command [redirections]
>> the documentation would be a little clearer with something like:
>> coproc simple-command [redirections]
>> coproc NAME compound-command [redirections]
> I agree.  I will make it clearer that NAME cannot be used if the
> coproc command is a simple command, to avoid confusion with the
> first word of the command.

Even then the grammar is ambiguous.  What looks like a NAME followed by
a compound-command can also be interpreted as a simple-command where
NAME is the first word of it.


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