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Re: shell variable references - coding style

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: shell variable references - coding style
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:15:40 -0700
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On 3/13/19 5:46 AM, Pavel Raiskup wrote:
> Is there a gnulib/GNU-preferred way to do this, defined somewhere?

Not that I'm aware of. Opinions differ. I tend to agree more with Jim
Meyering, and prefer a quoting style like this:

    for arg
      [Some more code]

to the "quotier" style where each assignment's right hand side is
surrounded by double-quotes. Although the style I prefer assumes a bit
more expertise with shell syntax, in my experience the expertise is
needed anyway.

I wouldn't go through shell scripts and systematically change one style
to another; life is too short.

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