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Re: Inconsistent quote and escape handling in substitution part of param

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Inconsistent quote and escape handling in substitution part of parameter expansions.
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 17:15:29 -0500
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On 2/28/12 5:07 PM, Chet Ramey wrote:

>> yhea but I think the point is that the current behavior is useless.
>> there is no case where I want a " to be printed and start a double
>> quoted string? and thats the current behavior.
>> Not so important how you treat it just need to pick 1. then you can at
>> least work with it. Now you have to use a temp variable.
>> as a side note ksh93 is pretty good, intuitive
>> ksh93 -c 'test=teststrtest ; echo "${test//str/"dd dd"}"'
>> testdd ddtest
>> ksh93 -c '( test=teststrtest ; echo ${test//str/"dd '\''dd"} )'
>> testdd 'ddtest
> The real question is whether or not you do quote removal on the stuff
> inside the braces when they're enclosed in double quotes.  Double
> quotes usually inhibit quote removal.
> The Posix "solution" to this is to require quote removal if a quote
> character (backslash, single quote, double quote) is used to escape
> or quote another character.  Somewhere I have the reference to the
> Austin group discussion on this.


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