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Re: Assignment of $* to a var removes spaces on unset IFS.


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Assignment of $* to a var removes spaces on unset IFS.
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:25:08 -0400
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On 8/13/18 10:52 PM, Bize Ma wrote:

>  > This is a bug in bash and it should be fixed, not excused.
> 
> To which I agree. After a year, nothing else have been said about it.
> 
> It seems about time to get it solved. Or say that it won't be.

It's fixed in the current development versions, and that fix will be in
the next release. It looks like it's been fixed since April, 2017 as part
of a code cleanup to implement Posix interp 888:

http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2017-04/msg00001.html

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