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Re: mapfile doesn't accept input from a pipe


From: tetsujin
Subject: Re: mapfile doesn't accept input from a pipe
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:20:33 -0400

It's a fair point but I think there may be a reasonable middle-ground,
in which common pitfalls are briefly addressed in TFM, but the manual
doesn't become bogged down with exhaustive detail of every possible
pitfall.

After all, information overload would just become another thing
preventing readers from absorbing the information.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Wooledge" <address@hidden>
To:<address@hidden>
Cc:
Sent:Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:39:20 -0400
Subject:Re: mapfile doesn't accept input from a pipe

 On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 03:22:24PM -0400, address@hidden
wrote:
 > So I look at this not just as a RTFM issue, it's a pitfall built-in
to
 > the design of the language, and programmers need to understand a
bit
 > about the implementation of the language to understand what's going
 > on. As such I think it may be worth spelling it out a bit more
 > directly in terms of the implications here. For instance, stick it
in
 > the help for 'read' and 'mapfile':

 If you include helpful text about every pitfall in every builtin, the
 bash documentation will become three times its current size.



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