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Re: inconsistent field splitting

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: inconsistent field splitting
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 13:14:10 +0200
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Marc Herbert <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

There is no quoting, the shell just doesn't split into words, which
doesn't make any sense in an assignment.

> Quoting makes a difference in some places but no difference in other
> places (because of some kind of "implicit quoting").

There is a big difference between

$ a=";"


$ a=;


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