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Re: $() does not handle nesting with case - parser precedence?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: $() does not handle nesting with case - parser precedence?
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:10:01 -0400
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On 6/27/15 3:48 PM, Nathan Neulinger wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.3
> Patch Level: 39
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>         If $() includes a case statement nested within it, the parser is
> not matching ) as closing the case,
>         but rather the $(. This behavior is different between bash and
> other shells. ksh/busybox
>         both process this without error, but I do not know which is
> officially "correct".

Thanks for the report.  This is a bug in bash that will be fixed in the
next version.  I have attached a patch for people to test.


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