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Re: conditional aliases are broken

From: Linda Walsh
Subject: Re: conditional aliases are broken
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 20:46:34 -0700
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` Eric Blake wrote:
On 08/15/2011 04:40 PM, Sam Steingold wrote:
* Andreas Schwab<address@hidden>  [2011-08-15 22:04:04 +0200]:
Sam Steingold<address@hidden>  writes:
Cool.  Now, what does this imply?
"For almost every purpose, shell functions are preferred over aliases."
so, how do I write
alias a=b
as a function?
(remember that arguments may contain spaces&c)

a() { b "$@"; }
Way too easy.
how do you declare a variable for storage in the context of the caller?
(using a function)...

The DebugPush & DebugPop routines I used needed to store
the current func's flags in it's context -- I found it very troublesome
inside a function, to store a value into a local variable in the caller.

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