Re: Bug: temporary assignments vs shell function

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On Mon, Aug 01, 2011 at 12:19:04AM +0200, Jilles Tjoelker wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 12:09:15PM +0200, Rudolf Polzer wrote:
> > I just retested with that very command, and yes, the FreeBSD /bin/sh
> > does behave the "non-POSIX" (and "obvious") way, and so does the
> > Solaris /bin/sh.
> 
> Yes, FreeBSD /bin/sh is not POSIX compliant here. Because the current
> behaviour is explicitly documented and much more useful than the POSIX
> behaviour, I don't really like changing it ;-)

How is it more useful? I can't see any case where it'd help...

But I do understand it's defined like that in the spec, and that is what dash
should follow.

Best regards,

Rudolf Polzer
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