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Re: unquoted expansion not working (was Re: Not missing, but very hard t


From: L A Walsh
Subject: Re: unquoted expansion not working (was Re: Not missing, but very hard to see)
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2019 09:40:44 -0800
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On 2019/12/14 15:12, Robert Elz wrote:
    From:        L A Walsh <address@hidden>

  | it could break existing scripts that
Scripts _/should /_not be using brace expansion in the first place,
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   "Should" is about wishful thinking, not reality.  What you or I
think "should" be done may be depressingly or surprisingly different
from what actually is done.

 it is useful to save typing for interactive shells,
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   I wouldn't know, since it doesn't take much for me to re-edit a line
and press 'v' to have it in an editor which I've found is usually the
prudent thing to do, since I can start a more comfortable editor and not
risk losing everything in the re-edit buff due to a misplaced quote among
other reasons.
   The main reason is about what may be useful and the difficulty in
supporting a ton of small ranges accommodating  the rest of Unicode's
alpha-numerics, or not having to worry about ranges so much as just
proper quoting  for the, relative, handful of meta characters needing it.





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