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Re: Bug in function return statement in while subshell

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bug in function return statement in while subshell
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:06:46 -0400
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On 7/29/13 10:55 AM, Roman Rakus wrote:
> I didn't take a look on where the problem could be, but it is discussed on
> stackoverflow [1].
> Looks like return builtin falsely exit execution of while loop instead of
> function.

What would you like to see happen?  You're in a subshell: the function
can't return, since this is not the shell that called it.  Do you want
parent and child shells both continuing execution after the function call?

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