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* from 9fans:  Bug in rc
@ 1995-03-02 14:13 Paul Haahr
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From: Paul Haahr @ 1995-03-02 14:13 UTC (permalink / raw)
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> From: Amos Shapir <amos@CS.HUJI.AC.IL>
> To: 9fans@cse.psu.edu
> Subject: Bug in rc
> Date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995 08:16:34 -0500
> Message-Id: <199503011316.AA06775@hazard.cs.huji.ac.il>
> Try the following:
> #!/bin/rc
> for (iter in 1 2 3 4 5) {
> 	echo $iter
> 	sleep 5 &
> 	wait
> }
> Somehow, the "wait" botches the "for"'s argument list.

When I first read this, I was a little surprised to see that such a bug
existed in so reliable a piece of code as rc.  So surprised that I tried
it and couldn't reproduce the problem.  I was in the middle of replying
when I saw that my reply was going to 9fans and not the rc list.

Kudos to Byron for building a more robust clone than the original.

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