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Re: simple bug/compat question

From: Linda Walsh
Subject: Re: simple bug/compat question
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 03:48:23 -0800
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20081209)

It's not a bug.
        It's a feature... ;-)

  test/[ uses -a and -o for `and' and `or'; the
conditional command uses && and || for that purpose.  This is
they way it's documented.
Would it be inappropriate if "[[" were to treat "-a" && "-o" identically
to "&&" -a "||" so "[[" could be more of a drop-in replacement for "/bin/[" ?

I can understand /bin/test not parsing "&&" and "||" as they'd have to be
specially quoted anyway, but don't see any harm in the built-in "[["
being 'slightly' more compatible with it's non-builtin.

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