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Re: Feature Request: scanf-like parsing

From: Alex fxmbsw7 Ratchev
Subject: Re: Feature Request: scanf-like parsing
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 18:48:31 +0100

On Mon, Jan 25, 2021, 17:50 Eli Schwartz <eschwartz@archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 1/25/21 11:28 AM, Alex fxmbsw7 Ratchev wrote:
> > cool, now that u're the main bash coder greycat and co wont fall like
> > cannibals over you for using eval
> > cheers for old code
> No one ever said eval is evil, if you're using it solely to consume the
> output of a shell builtin functionality specifically designed to produce
> eval-safe text.

you havent been on #bash freenode irc where it is the reverse to this quote
'no one ..', where also 'bash is no coding language' and x other invalid
things are common, to all i disagree, but the masses of ignorant wrong
teachen ppl overwealth me and i mostly left

eval is evil, alias dont work in scripts, x x x .. common stupidity against
my will

In fact, greycat's official stance on precisely that can be found here
> (and agrees that Chet's example is reasonable and correct):
> https://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashFAQ/048#Examples_of_good_use_of_eval
> Opinions differ on whether it's evil to try writing your own text for
> eval'ing, since most people doing so seem to get it wrong. But that's
> neither here nor there.
> --
> Eli Schwartz
> Arch Linux Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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