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Re: Unexpected delay in using arguments.

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Unexpected delay in using arguments.
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:04:15 -0400
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On 8/15/18 3:36 AM, Bob Proulx wrote:

> It does look like bash can be more efficient with argument handling.
> Since, for example, dash does it.

Yes, it just needs new primitives to do it. The existing code for managing
the saved positional parameters has been in bash since the pre-1.0 days and
is pretty much unchanged since then. I'll take a look.

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