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Re: string substitution broken since 5.2

From: Alex fxmbsw7 Ratchev
Subject: Re: string substitution broken since 5.2
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2022 09:50:03 +0100

On Fri, Nov 4, 2022, 08:56 Léa Gris <lea.gris@noiraude.net> wrote:

> Le 03/11/2022 à 19:50, Chet Ramey écrivait :
> > The option is enabled by default. If you want to restore the previous
> > behavior, add `shopt -u patsub_replacement'.
> Having it enabled by default is not good, because it introduces
> side-effects for existing scripts.

there is , imo , no sense to comply to outdated specs to not add few more
of the infinite base features

nevermind ..

> Shell has historically perpetuated legacy features to preserve the
> function of those no-longer maintained systems and associated scripts.
> Are there enough reasons to break this trend and stop preserving
> backward-compatibility with older scripts; by enabling new features that
> can affect the behaviour of previous code with side-effects?
> --
> Léa Gris

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