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From: "Russ Cox" <rsc@plan9.bell-labs.com>
To: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu, tjg@star.le.ac.uk
Subject: Re: ifs substitution, how should it work?
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 18:10:01 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <00May21.004230edt.26277@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu> (raw)

Introducing contexts where singleton lists
and strings are not identical seems a very bad idea.
Then you have to explain that in general they
are but ifs isn't; and what if save ifs away
to another variable and then restore it?
What does "x=(abc); ifs=$x" do?

If you want basename, why not use basename or sed or awk?


             reply	other threads:[~2000-05-21  4:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2000-05-19 22:10 Russ Cox [this message]
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2000-05-22  7:55 Bengt Kleberg
2000-05-22  8:53 ` Tim Goodwin
2000-05-18 12:57 Bengt Kleberg
2000-05-18  8:12 Bengt Kleberg
2000-05-18 12:12 ` Tim Goodwin
2000-05-18  6:32 Byron Rakitzis
2000-05-16 11:22 Bengt Kleberg
2000-05-12 10:14 Bengt Kleberg
2000-05-15  9:27 ` Tim Goodwin

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