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Re: IFS field splitting doesn't conform with POSIX

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: IFS field splitting doesn't conform with POSIX
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2023 14:35:56 -0400
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On 3/30/23 3:18 PM, Lawrence Velázquez wrote:

In my view if POSIX was merely descriptive, then the Austin Group
would have no need to discuss much, as it's fairly easy to describe
what current shells do.

Composing technical specifications that describe implementations'
shared behaviors while allowing for their idiosyncrasies is more
involved than you seem to think.

This is well put.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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