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


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: doesn't bash do variable subst. or quote removal on function statement
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:39:40 -0500
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On 1/12/16 2:52 PM, Linda Walsh wrote:
> 
> 
> Chet Ramey wrote:
>> No.  The shell doesn't perform any word expansions on the `name' when
>> executing a function definition command.  Since the documentation doesn't
>> say it performs any expansions, why would you assume it does?
>>   
> Because it does quote quote removal on other statements that _seem_ to be
> of similar syntax.

Appearances can be deceptive.  The difference is between a simple command
(that happens to be a builtin) and an element of the shell grammar.

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