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Re: More fun with IFS

From: Dan Douglas
Subject: Re: More fun with IFS
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:28:19 -0600
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On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:35:55 AM Chet Ramey wrote:
> On 1/30/13 2:47 AM, Dan Douglas wrote:
> > No, $* always expands to a single word. If multiple words result, those
> > are 
> > the result of field-splitting, not an intrinsic multi-word expansion as in
> > the 
> > case of address@hidden Though POSIX says very little about the unquoted 
> > cases.
> I haven't looked at the rest of this, but the situation is clearly not as
> absolute as you've phrased it. 
I know, I agree. I've looked at what happens with empty IFSes on $* before, 
which is pretty much the only way I can think of to even test whether the 
words are due to field splitting or parameter expansion. The way bash does 
that is fine. That's probably the least important of these points anyway and I 
wouldn't really expect it to have any impact on these tests involving 
Dan Douglas

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