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Re: bug using for i in ...


From: Francis Montagnac
Subject: Re: bug using for i in ...
Date: 21 Sep 2001 15:44:48 GMT

>> Description:
>>         Using:
>>  for i in list; do echo $i; done
>>         returns an error when the list is empty.

> Sorry, it's not a bug, it's bad programming style.
> You have to check wether the list is empty or not:

I disagree.

list=""; for i in $list; do echo $i; done

works as expected, Ie: doesn't apply the body of the loop to anything
because list is empty.

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