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Re: Function definition syntax inconsistencies


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Function definition syntax inconsistencies
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 10:07:51 +0200
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Stephane Chazelas <address@hidden> writes:

> I suspect this:
> $ sh -c 'function() { echo a; }; function'
> sh: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `('
> sh: -c: line 0: `function() { echo a; }; function'
>
> breaks POSIX conformance, BTW (but then it's the same for AT&T
> ksh, pdksh, zsh).

POSIX allows function to be treated as a reserved word, even if it does
not attach any meaning to it.

Andreas.

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