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Re: doesn't bash do variable subst. or quote removal on function stateme


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: doesn't bash do variable subst. or quote removal on function statement
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:59:48 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Linda Walsh <address@hidden> writes:

>>  shopt -s expand_aliases; alias my=declare
>>  declare fn=myfunc                    ## function name in variable 
> doesn't work
>>  function $fn { echo $fn ; }
> -bash: `$fn': not a valid identifier
>>my -pf myfunc
> -bash: declare: myfunc: not found
>>
>>  def="function $fn () { echo $fn ; }"  ## but same statement, eval'd works

That's not the same statement.  The same statement would be

def='function $fn () { echo $fn ; }'

Andreas.

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