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Re: Squiggly heredoc - new feature request

From: Chris Elvidge
Subject: Re: Squiggly heredoc - new feature request
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2021 22:47:39 +0100
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On 30/08/2021 09:28 pm, Greg Wooledge wrote:
On Mon, Aug 30, 2021 at 10:06:37PM +0200, Přemysl Šťastný wrote:
I think, it would be nice, if you implemented Squiggly heredoc, which solves
this problem by ignoring both leading spaces and leading tabs. eg.

   cat <<~ EOF

This would break backward compatibility and POSIX compliance.

I'm sure there are real life scripts that have leading spaces in their
here-doc payloads which should be preserved.

Yes there are.

Chris Elvidge

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