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Re: [EXT] Re: manual page missing ${parameter-replacement}

From: Lawrence Velázquez
Subject: Re: [EXT] Re: manual page missing ${parameter-replacement}
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 23:06:13 -0500
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On Mon, Nov 21, 2022, at 4:38 AM, Ulrich Windl wrote:
> But from the syntax "${parameter:-word}" it's not really obvious that the
> colon may be omitted.

You're not wrong.

> Should it be "${parameter[:]-word}" (with non-bold square brackets) instead
> (as for "name=[value]")?

No, that would be extremely confusing.  But I think something like
this has been suggested before (I don't remember by whom):

            Use Default Values.  [...]
            Assign Default Values.  [...]
            Display Error if Null or Unset.  [...]
            Use Alternate Value.  [...]

> Despite of that only ":-" is typeset in bold; shouldn't "${" and "}" be
> typeset in bold, too?

I don't know.  It seems like boldface is used to highlight the parts
that are unique to each form.


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