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From: Tim Goodwin <tjg@star.le.ac.uk>
To: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: ifs substitution, how should it work?
Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 05:27:17 -0400
Message-ID: <SwQAAAzDHzn2HQAA@ltsun0.star.le.ac.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200005121014.MAA17928@trillian.softwell.se>

> (i have failed utterly to understand the simple rc syntax before, so
> presumably I only need a friendly explanation as to why they must be
> the same :-)

I bet you don't even need an explanation :-).  What would you expect

    ; ifs=' <tab>
    '

to do (where `<tab>' represents a literal tab)?

I don't know why Duff didn't make $ifs an rc list, but it remains
in rc as it was in Bourne: a string treated as a list of individual
characters.

Tim.


  reply	other threads:[~2000-05-16  7:52 UTC|newest]

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

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