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Question on periods in function names

From: muji
Subject: Question on periods in function names
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2013 15:11:05 +0100


According to this:


As of version 3 periods in function names are not allowed, I quote:

# As of version 3 of Bash, periods are not allowed within function names.

Yet I am using:

GNU bash, version 4.2.0(1)-release (i386-apple-darwin10.8.0)

And I can use periods in function names without any problems.

I am making extensive use of this *feature* and am concerned about the
possibility of this being removed.

Is it a mistake in the documentation? Was the ability to use periods
in function names reinstated at some point? Or is it likely that my
code will break in future releases (or on other platforms)?

Any help much appreciated.

mischa (aka muji).

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