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From: Martijn Dekker <martijn@inlv.org>
To: dash@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [BUG] quoted substring parameter expansion ignores single-quotes in the arg
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:08:42 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <a2539560-b359-e465-e427-9b85cdd8a545@inlv.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20171021121343.GA29646@stack.nl>

Op 21-10-17 om 14:13 schreef Jilles Tjoelker:
> I think it is sufficiently clear that various special
> characters are active in ${param#word}, whether the outer substitution
> is within double-quotes or not.

Yes -- this came up on austin-group-l some time ago as well.

> Although zsh is a good interactive shell, it does not follow
> POSIX as closely; not even in sh or ksh emulation mode.

I think that may have changed. Try the latest version. Over the last
year or two, many POSIX compliance bugs have been fixed. I believe the
latest version is about as compliant as bash or dash.

Zsh does still accept the wrong "${param#'}" expansion like dash does,
but handling non-compliant input is more like an extension than actual
non-compliance. Zsh acts correctly on "${param#\'}", like dash. It also
acts correctly on "${param#'foo'}", *unlike* dash.

- M.

      reply	other threads:[~2017-10-25 10:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-09-26  3:41 [BUG] quoted substring parameter expansion ignores single-quotes in the arg G.raud
2017-10-19 10:41 ` [NO-BUG] " G.raud
2017-10-21 12:13   ` [BUG] " Jilles Tjoelker
2017-10-25 10:08     ` Martijn Dekker [this message]

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