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Re: Unexpected parse error in function definition involing grouping brac


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Unexpected parse error in function definition involing grouping braces and redirections
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:48:08 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Michael Le Barbier Grünewald <address@hidden> writes:

> Nevertheless, when evaluating the second snippet
>
>        failwith()
>        {
>          1>&2 {
>            printf 'Failure: '
>            printf "$@"
>            printf '\n'
>          }
>          exit 1
>        }
>
> bash does not report the syntax error and resumes interpretation,

This is fully syntactical.  It defines a function, then exits with 1
(ignoring the rest of the input).  Braces are not special characters,
only recognized as reserved words in some contexts.

Andreas.

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