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Re: How functions are defined

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: How functions are defined
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 18:50:10 -0400
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On 4/27/20 10:03 PM, Dale R. Worley wrote:

> So it seems the reserved rule is more accurately:
>        Reserved words are words that have a special meaning to the
>        shell.  The following words are recognized as reserved when
>        unquoted and either (1) where the first word of a simple command
>        could be (see SHELL GRAMMAR below), (2) the third word of a case,
>        for, or select command, the (3) first word of the body of a function
>        definition, or (4) after a semicolon or newline:

> ... Looking at this again, I think (1) and (3) can be replaced by "the> first 
> word of a command (see SHELL GRAMMAR below)", which helps.

I'll rework it to use "the first word of a command" with the two execptions
(third word of case/select, third word of for). This is pretty close to
what POSIX has. Thanks for the report.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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