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From: Byron Rakitzis <byron@rakitzis.com>
To: cks@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu, rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: New rc snapshot, includes "the equals hack"
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 20:03:24 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200008230003.RAA24556@rakitzis.com> (raw)

>I fear that the current '=' hack is likely to deliver a fair amount of
>the latter.

I'm sorry, I wasn't arguing in favor of the equals hack, merely *some*
equals hack to do the right thing. Of all your examples:

	; echo =b

is the most troubling since sh does the visually obvious thing, but
rc allows spaces between the '=' and its operands. That can't change
without breaking old scripts.

Byron.


             reply	other threads:[~2000-08-23 17:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2000-08-23  1:03 Byron Rakitzis [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2000-08-22  0:28 Byron Rakitzis
2000-08-22 23:23 ` Chris Siebenmann
2000-08-18 21:14 Bengt Kleberg
2000-08-15 20:25 smd
2000-08-15 14:32 smd
2000-08-15 22:51 ` Smarasderagd
2000-08-17  3:53   ` Decklin Foster
2000-08-21 23:21     ` Chris Siebenmann
2000-08-22 11:51       ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-08-17 10:49   ` Tim Goodwin
2000-08-15  7:28 Byron Rakitzis
2000-08-15  6:41 Byron Rakitzis
2000-08-11 14:01 Tim Goodwin
2000-08-15  2:21 ` Paul Haahr
2000-08-15  4:21 ` Gary Carvell
2000-08-15 14:52 ` Mark K. Gardner

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