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From: Bengt Kleberg <bengt@softwell.se>
To: bengt@softwell.se, byron@rakitzis.com,
	rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu, tjg@star.le.ac.uk
Subject: Re: ifs substitution, how should it work?
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 04:12:53 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200005180812.KAA05394@trillian.softwell.se> (raw)

> From: Byron Rakitzis <byron@rakitzis.com>
> So,
> 	ifs='abc'
> and
>	ifs=(a b c)
> should accomplish the same thing.
> Isn't that what you want?

No. I wanted ifs = (abc)
; x = ``(abc) {echo -n 1a2b3abc4c5}
; echo $x => 1a2b3 4c5

This is (IMHO) better, but I presume that there is too much code out there
that depends upon ifs='abc' beeing equal to ifs=(abc).
What if I volunteered to fix everybody elses code for them (provided that they send it to me :-)

Best Wishes, Bengt
Everything aforementioned should be regarded as totally private
opinions, and nothing else. bengt@softwell.se
``His great strength is that he is uncompromising. It would make
him physically ill to think of programming in C++.''

             reply	other threads:[~2000-05-19 22:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2000-05-18  8:12 Bengt Kleberg [this message]
2000-05-18 12:12 ` Tim Goodwin
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2000-05-22  7:55 Bengt Kleberg
2000-05-22  8:53 ` Tim Goodwin
2000-05-19 22:10 Russ Cox
2000-05-18 12:57 Bengt Kleberg
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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