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Re: export vs $(origin )

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: export vs $(origin )
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:42:28 +0200
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On Jul 03 2020, Paul Smith wrote:

> This would be backward-incompatible, and also it would add some
> complexity: we'd have to add a new state to variable storage to allow a
> variable to be known to make (to hold the flag that says it's
> exportable) but to actually not be considered defined (until/unless it
> was set), so it wouldn't be added to the child's environment.

Note that this is how export works in the shell.  `export FOO' only sets
the export attribute, but keeps the variable unset (and does not appear
in the environment of subsequent commands) if it doesn't have a value


Andreas Schwab, SUSE Labs, schwab@suse.de
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