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Re: 'eval' exit behaviour in posix mode

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: 'eval' exit behaviour in posix mode
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:29:41 -0500
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On 12/14/18 6:46 AM, Martijn Dekker wrote:
> In current git, 'bash -o posix' no longer exits the shell on a syntax error
> in the argument to the special builtin 'eval'. Bash 4.2-4.4 exit as POSIX
> specifies.

Well, not quite. It's the specific case of an unexpected end of file. ksh93
doesn't exit, either, but it's probably the right thing to do, and the
right thing for backwards compatibility.


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