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Re: about one feature in V4.2 against V4.1

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: about one feature in V4.2 against V4.1
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:40:50 -0500
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On 1/15/13 11:30 AM, DJ Mills wrote:

> I believe that's referring to var=value command, as in the syntax to export
> a variable into "command"s environment.
> readonly a=3
> a=2 echo foo

I believe this is the bug:

set -o posix
readonly a=0
a=1 command : 2>/dev/null # or use true in place of command :
readonly b=0
echo after

bash-4.1 exited without getting to the `echo after', which is clearly
wrong.  The original version came from FreeBSD's sh regression test suite.
I thought the change in bash-4.2 fixed the problem, but I now think
another change masked the problem without fixing it.  (Try it, it's still
broken in bash-4.2.)

I've fixed the problem and the fix will be in the next release.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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