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Re: Inconsistent behavior between 'wait' and 'builtin wait'

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Inconsistent behavior between 'wait' and 'builtin wait'
Date: Wed, 3 May 2017 09:27:20 -0400
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On 5/2/17 8:33 PM, Luiz Angelo Daros de Luca wrote:

> Both waits should return 138? I detected this while trying to replace wait
> with a function in order to
> ignore when it returned because of a signal (with a very ugly hack). So,
> the "builtin wait" behavior
> was exactly the one I was trying to implement.
> I guess command wait could have an optional argument for both behavior
> (exit or ignore on signal).
> Is this expected and simply not documented (doc bug), or both wait should
> be equal? I just don't want to rely on a
> bug behavior that might break in the future.

Both waits should return the same exit status. Using `builtin' should not
conceal that aspect of wait's behavior.

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