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Re: Bash-4.3-beta2 available for FTP


From: Cedric Blancher
Subject: Re: Bash-4.3-beta2 available for FTP
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 20:34:51 +0200

On 7 October 2013 02:14, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> The second beta release of bash-4.3 is now available with the URL
>
> ftp://ftp.cwru.edu/pub/bash/bash-4.3-beta2.tar.gz
>
> This tar file does not include the formatted documentation (you
> should be able to generate it yourself).
>
> This release fixes many outstanding bugs in bash-4.2 and introduces several
> new features.  The most significant bug fix is the reworking of signal
> handling to avoid running signal and trap handlers in a signal handler
> context.  This led to issues with glibc, which uses internal locks
> extensively and handles longjmps from user code very poorly.
>
> The most notable new features are the `globasciiranges' shell option, which
> forces the pattern matching code to treat [a-z] as if in the C locale;
> nameref variables and the changes to allow assigning, referencing, and
> unsetting them; improvements to the `direxpand' option introduced in bash-4.2
> patch 29; and allowing negative subscripts when assigning and referencing
> indexed array elements.
>
> There is one incompatible change between bash-4.2 and bash-4.3.  Bash now
> performs quote removal on the replacement string in pattern substitution
> (${param/pat/rep}), since the shell treats quotes as special.  If you
> have to quote single quotes to get them to be treated literally, the shell
> should perform quote removal on them.
>
> `bashbug' may be used to report bugs with this version.  It will send
> mail to address@hidden if the shell's `release status' is alpha or
> beta.
>
> As always, thanks for your help.
>
> Chet
>
> +========== CHANGES ==========+
> This document details the changes between this version, bash-4.3-beta2, and 
> the
> previous version, bash-4.3-beta.

What happened to the patch for cd -@ to handle NFSv4+Windows alternate
streams? ksh93 already has this feature since quite some time and
they're now even extending support even further to the builtin POSIX
commands...

Ced
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Cedric Blancher <address@hidden>
Institute Pasteur



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