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Re: [minor] for/select parsing inconsistency

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [minor] for/select parsing inconsistency
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2018 11:16:52 -0500
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On 12/7/18 8:02 AM, Martijn Dekker wrote:
> There is a minor inconsistency in grammatical parsing between 'for' and
> 'select' loops. Since 'select' is basically a glorified 'for', it seems to
> me that they should parse the same way.
> $ bash -c 'for x in; do :; done'
> $ bash -c 'select x in; do :; done'
> bash: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `;'
> bash: -c: line 0: `select x in; do :; done'
> $ bash -c 'foo=; select x in $foo; do :; done'

Thanks for the report. I'll take a look and fix it for bash-5.0-rc1.


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