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Re: More fun with IFS

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: More fun with IFS
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:37:58 -0500
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On 1/30/13 1:03 AM, Dan Douglas wrote:
> Hi everyone, and welcome to another edition of IBOTD (IFS-bug-of-the-day), 
> featuring everyone's favorite Bourne shell kludge: word-splitting!
> On today's episode - inconsistencies within assignments that depend upon 
> quoting. Though I can't take credit for discovering this -- it was pointed 
> out 
> to me by some guys on IRC after demonstrating some other stuff.
> And a quick test:
> function expassign {
>       typeset -a a
>       a=("$@")
>       typeset var asn
>       while IFS= read -r asn; do
>               IFS=: command eval "$asn"
>               printf '%-14s... %s\n' "$asn" "$var"
>       done <<\EOF
> var=${a[*]}
> var="${a[*]}"
> var=$*
> var="$*"
> address@hidden
> var="address@hidden"
> var=$@
> var="$@"
> }
> ${ZSH_VERSION+:} false && emulate ksh
> expassign one:::two three:::four

Thanks for the test case.  I had to fix the expansions of address@hidden and
${a[*]}, and those fixes will be in the next release.


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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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