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From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name>
To: zsh-workers@zsh.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sh/ksh init: don't initialise lowercase parameters
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 04:17:18 +0000
Message-ID: <20200131041718.0b31056c@tarpaulin.shahaf.local2> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAH+w=7aya1dK8OxTaDsaJNavfamVbhXJtgp53YJwhgKVbJN8fA@mail.gmail.com>

Bart Schaefer wrote on Wed, 29 Jan 2020 16:00 -0600:
> On Wed, Jan 29, 2020, 3:36 PM Daniel Shahaf <d.s@daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
> >
> > I see.  Yes, we can bless $HISTCHARS as the preferred spelling for
> > native mode and keep $histchars for csh compatibility…but doesn't this
> > imply that we should add a $SIGNALS variable (and possibly deprecate
> > $signals)?
> >  
> No, I was not suggesting any change to native mode.  I'm merely saying that
> if we can't have the lower-case version in sh/ksh modes, we need the upper
> case one there.  $signals is strictly informational, so it doesn't need to
> be present in those modes at all, but HISTCHARS is writable and controls
> features of history.

Why does HISTCHARS need to be available in sh/ksh modes?

About $signals, it's too late to change zsh mode special parameters to
uppercase (e.g., $path).  Perhaps we should use uppercase for any new
parameters we introduce going forward, but that's another conversation.



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Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
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2020-01-28 15:19 ` Martijn Dekker
2020-01-28 15:26   ` Peter Stephenson
2020-01-28 15:45     ` Martijn Dekker
2020-01-29  8:49   ` Daniel Shahaf
2020-01-29 18:36     ` Bart Schaefer
2020-01-29 21:35       ` Daniel Shahaf
2020-01-29 22:00         ` Bart Schaefer
2020-01-31  4:17           ` Daniel Shahaf [this message]
2020-01-31  4:31             ` Bart Schaefer
2020-02-01  9:42   ` Daniel Shahaf

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