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Re: why not update bash syntax while maintaining backwards compatibility
Re: why not update bash syntax while maintaining backwards compatibility?
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:25:07 -0700
thanks for a quick response. I makes sense now. Did not think about the
calls with =, my bad.
On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 8:26 AM Vlad Vladov <address@hidden> wrote:
> I think bash is great and more people should use it. However, it has a bit
> more picky syntax than many other modern languages and shell scripts. For
> example assigning a var requires having no spaces between = and var and
> assignment. I think this kind of thing can be fixed while still maintaining
> backwards compatibility since we would only need to accept space (0 or
> more) between tokens. If someone needs to write a script for older systems
> they can just follow a stricter syntax, while others can use the benefits
> of more lenient syntax. What are your thoughts?
> Thanks for your time,