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Re: inconsistent field splitting

From: Marc Herbert
Subject: Re: inconsistent field splitting
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 11:26:01 +0100
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> What should a=* or a=$(echo 1 2) do?
> Assign only the first file or just 1 to a? or result in an error?

Probably result in some error; I do not really care in this initial
stage. In any case it should not perform any *implicit* (and
thus confusing) quoting.

> This hardly seem more consistent  or less surprising to me.

Quoting makes a difference in some places but no difference in other
places (because of some kind of "implicit quoting"). This is not
consistent from a syntax perspective.

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