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Re: inconsistent field splitting

From: lxnf98mm
Subject: Re: inconsistent field splitting
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 08:12:30 -0500 (CDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (LRH 1167 2008-08-23)

On Wed, 18 Aug 2010, Andreas Schwab wrote:

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=;


And for the VERY ignorant what is the difference


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